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Jamie Raskin

Law Professor and State Senator

Jamie Raskin is a professor of law at American University’s Washington College of Law whose areas of expertise include constitutional law, the First Amendment, and legislative process. Raskin co-founded the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, which has sent thousands of law students into public high schools to teach students about the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and  has been adopted by law schools across the nation.

Raskin is also a Maryland State Senator representing the cities of Silver Spring and Takoma Park. He serves on the State Senate’s Judicial Proceedings Committee and chairs the Special Committee on Ethics Reform. Raskin has introduced and championed landmark pieces of legislation, including the first National Popular Vote law in the nation, benefit (B) corporations, the Maryland Farm-to-Schools Act, and legislation dealing with marriage equality and bankruptcy reform.

The Washington Post called Raskin the State Senate’s “constitutional authority,” and the Maryland Gazette of Politics and Business described him as one of the state’s “Top Ten Most Effective Senators.”

Raskin is a Senior Fellow at People for the American Way, and has published numerous articles on the law and the Supreme Court for national publications. He is the bestselling author of the books Overruling Democracy: The Supreme Court versus the American People and We the Students: Supreme Court Cases for and About Students.