Richard A. Pildes

Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law, New York University School of Law; Co-Director, New York University Center on Law and Security

Richard H. Pildes is a professor of constitutional law at New York University School of Law. His scholarship focuses on legal issues concerning the design of democratic processes and government, as well as constitutional law and theory. His major recent academic articles include “Why the Center Does Not Hold: The Causes of Hyperpolarized Democracy in America”; “Is the Supreme Court a ‘Majoritarian’ Institution?”; “The Constitutionalization of Democratic Politics”; and “Separation of Parties, Not Powers”. He is a co-author of the casebook The Law of Democracy and a co-editor of the book The Future of the Voting Rights Act. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Carnegie Scholar, he also served as a law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall of the US Supreme Court.

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