Michael Waldman is president of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, a nonpartisan law and policy institute that focuses on improving the systems of democracy and justice. Waldman is a constitutional lawyer and writer, and is an expert on the presidency and American democracy. The Brennan Center is a leading national voice on voting rights, money in politics, criminal justice reform and constitutional law. Waldman has led the Center since 2005. Waldman was director of speechwriting for President Bill Clinton from 1995-99, and special assistant to the president for policy coordination from 1993-95. He is the author of The Fight to Vote (2016) and The Second Amendment: A Biography (2014).
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