Jeff Shesol

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How Elena Kagan Would Change the Supreme Court's Diversity Makeup

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

President Obama announced yesterday his nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. If confirmed, Kagan would be the third woman and the third Jew — the highest number ever of either group — to sit in the high court. She would also become the court's fourth New Yorker. And for the first time in history, there would be no Protestant justice.

But how much do all of these diversity numbers matter? What attribute is most important for a Supreme Court justice?

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Supreme Power

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Jeff Shesol describes FDR’s battle with the Supreme Court. Beginning in 1935, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority made a series of decisions that devastated much of FDR’s agenda.


Presidents and Their Speechwriters

Monday, January 19, 2009

Find out how inaugural speeches and get written, and the extent of the speechwriters’ roles. Robert Schlesinger is a political journalist and author of White House Ghosts; Jeff Shesol was a deputy chief speechwriter to President Bill Clinton, and is currently a partner at a communications strategy ...

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