BATON ROUGE – Louisiana State University (LSU) researchers are available for comment on today's nomination of Merrick Garland for U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

LSU has a video uplink studio with live broadcast capabilities for outlets wishing to conduct on-camera interviews with experts in constitutional law.

To schedule interviews, contact 225-578-5685/[email protected] or 225-578-3870/[email protected].

Michael CoenenAreas of Expertise: Constitutional law; federal courts; criminal procedure; administrative law.LSU Law Center – assistant professor of law225-578-8701[email protected]

Ray DiamondAreas of Expertise: Constitutional law; race relations; legal historyLSU Law Center – Jules F. and Frances L. Landry Distinguished Professor of Law and James Carville Alumni Chair225-578-8846[email protected]

Matthew HittAreas of Expertise: U.S. Supreme Court; Congress; the presidency; interest groups; analyze judgment and decision making behavior in these institutions as well as in the mass publicPolitical Science – assistant professor720-934-3083[email protected]

James StonerAreas of Expertise: Political theory; English common law; American constitutionalismPolitical Science – professor225-578-2538[email protected]