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David Alistair Yalof is an American academic. He is Professor and Department Head of the Political Science department at the University of Connecticut, where he specializes in constitutional law, judicial politics and executive branch politics. His books include Pursuit of Justices, which NBC News called "the definitive book on post-World War II Supreme Court nominees".[1]


  • 1999: Pursuit of Justices: Presidential Politics and the Selection of Supreme Court Nominees, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999) (ISBN 0-226-94545-6). The book was the winner of the APSA's Richard E. Neustadt Prize for the Best Book on the Presidency published in 1999.[2]
  • 2002: The First Amendment and the Media in the Court of Public Opinion with Kenneth Dautrich (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002) (ISBN 0-521-01181-7)
  • 2007: Constitutional Law: Civil Liberty and Individual Rights, 6th Edition with William Cohen and David Danelski (St. Paul, Minn.: West, 2007) (ISBN 978-1-59941-170-5)
  • 2008: The Future of the First Amendment: The Digital Media, Civic Education and Free Expression Rights in America's High Schools with Kenneth Dautrich and Mark Hugo Lopez (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008) (ISBN 0-742-56282-4)
  • 2012: Prosecution Among Friends: Presidents, Attorneys General, and Executive Branch Wrongdoing (College Station, Tex.: Texas A&M University Press, 2012).
  • 2017: Enduring Democracy: An Introduction to American Government with Kenneth Dautrich and Christina Bejarano (Belmont, Cal.: Cengage, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017) (ISBN 978-1-285-85304-8)


  1. ^ Curry, Tom (5/12/2010). "For Court Clout, No Judicial Experience Needed". NBC News. Retrieved 12 February 2014. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ "Page Not Found".

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