Dr. Robert M. Howard, professor of political science at Georgia State University, was our most recent guest. He discussed the history/concept of gerrymandering, how it is used in Georgia and the constitutional issues behind Gill v. Whitford and other issues involving Georgia politics. The presentation was enlightening and fun to listen to. Participants also had the chance to ask questions after the presentation regarding current events.
Howard received his bachelor’s degree from Union College in Schenectady, New York, earned a law degree from Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts, and a masters and a Ph.D. in American Politics and Public Law from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
His main research interests are the impact of courts and litigation on social and public policy and judicial decision making by the Federal Courts.
He is the author of numerous articles and books, including “Judging Law and Policy: Courts and Policymaking in the American Political System” and “Getting a Poor Return: Courts, Justice and Taxes.”
Howard was a former editor of the Justice System Journal and is currently the executive director of the Southern Political Science Association and the editor of the Routledge book series, Law, Courts and Politics.
His current book, “Politics in Georgia,” is the essential guide to Georgia government and politics.