Margaret Russell is a professor of constitutional law at California’s Santa Clara University, where she has taught for the past twenty-five years. She specializes in constitutional law, civil rights and civil liberties, as well as freedom of speech, racial equality, sexual orientation equality and the Supreme Court.
Russell has appeared as a guest on KQED’s The Forum with Michael Krasny. She alsospoke to Tell Me More’s Michel Martin following the Supreme Court’s 2013 ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act, saying, “And as attitudes change among everyday people in the population, that will actually mean that they’re not counting on a court to be some royal, hierarchical, moral decision-maker, but rather people are changing their minds.”
Professor of Constitutional Law, Santa Clara University
Areas of Expertise: Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, Civil Liberties, Freedom of Speech, Racial Equality, Sexual Orientation Equality, Supreme Court
Location: Santa Clara, CA (in Tanzania on a fellowship 1/14-6/14)
Phone: (408) 554-5234
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Updated March 2015