Featuring insightful inteviews and commentary with:
Professor Alan Dershowitz, Former Senator Birch Bayh (D-IN),
John Nichols, Frank Fahrenkopf, Jr., Greg Palast, Dr. Mary
Frances Berry, Dan Keating, Prof. Jamie Raskin, Judge Richard
A. Posner, Prof. Jeff Rosen, Prof. Marci Hamilton, Vincent
Bugliosi, Alan Colmes, Kimball Brace, Steven Hill, Rep.
Christopher Shays (R-CT), Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), Miles
Rappaport, Cathy Cox (D-GA), Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ), John
Anderson, Kim Alexander, Prof. David Dill, Prof. Ted Selker,
Hon. Mary Kiffmeyer (R-MN), Tom Wilkey, Assoc. Prof. Doug
Jones, Jim Dickson, Wired News' Kim Zetter and more.
was a prosecutor for the L.A. County District Attorney's office. He successfully prosecuted 105 out of 106 felony jury trials, including twenty-one murder convictions without a single loss. His most famous trial was the Charles Manson case, which became the basis of his true crime classic, Helter Skelter
, the biggest-selling true crime book in publishing history. The Betrayal of America
dissects the majority opinion in Bush v Gore
Mary Frances Berry
is Chairperson of the U.S. Commission
on Civil Rights and the Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social
Thought and Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania. Dr. Berry was the 1990-91 president of the Organization
of American Historians. She served as the Assistant Secretary for Education
in the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) from April
1977 until January 1980. and administered an annual budget of nearly $13
billion. Dr. Berry is author of The Pig Farmer's Daughter and Other
Tales of American Justice: Episodes of Racism and Sexism in the Courts
from 1865 to the Present
, Director of the California Voter Foundation,
has published the California Online Voter Guide for every statewide election
since 1994, and has been at the forefront of successful efforts to mandate
electronic filing and Internet disclosure of California campaign finance
data. She was named one of the "25 People Changing the World of the
Internet and Politics" by Harvard University, the American Association
of Political Consultants and Politics Online. CVF's web site, www.calvoter.org
won the prestigious Webby Award in 1999. Alexander's political experience
included three years with California Common Cause, in the California State
Capitol and political campaigns in the late 1980's and early 1990's.
Rep. John Conyers
(D-MI) was re-elected in
November 2002 to his 19th term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Elected in 1964, Mr. Conyers is the second most senior member
in the House of Representatives and was elected by his congressional
colleagues to lead the Democratic side of the pivotal House
Committee on the Judiciary. Congressman Conyers was also a
member of the Judiciary Committee in its 1974 hearings on
the Watergate impeachment scandal and played a prominent role
in the recent impeachment process, giving him the distinction
as the only Judiciary Committee Member to have served on both
Prof. Alan Dershowitz
has been described by Newsweek as "the nation's
most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer and one of its most distinguished
defenders of individual rights." The youngest tenured professor in the
History of Harvard Law School was introduced into popular culture through
the Academy Award nominated adaptation of his book Reversal of Fortune
Supreme Injustice: How the High Court Hijacked Election 2000
a New York Times bestseller.
(D-GA) is serving her second term as Georgia’s
Secretary of State, having first been elected in 1998. Cathy Cox is the
first woman to serve as Georgia’s Secretary of State. Her initiative
made Georgia the first state in America to deploy a modern, uniform electronic
voting system in every county. The new touch screen system has won acclaim
throughout the state and across the nation, and has made Georgia elections
more accurate and more accessible to the disabled and visually impaired.
From 1993 to 1996 Ms. Cox represented Miller, Seminole, Early and Decatur
counties in the Georgia House of Representatives..
David L. Dill
and set the tone, which is objective, well-researched, and non-partisan.
He provides academic expertise on the subject of voting machines and computer
science and is primary public spokesman for the group. Dill is a Professor
of Computer Science and, by courtesy, Electrical Engineering at Stanford
University. His primary research interests relate to the theory and application
of formal verification techniques to system designs, including hardware,
protocols, and software. Prof. Dill's Ph.D. thesis, "Trace Theory
for Automatic Hierarchical Verification of Speed Independent Circuits"
was named as a Distinguished Dissertation by ACM , and published as such
by M.I.T. Press in 1988. .
Rep. Rush Holt
(D-NJ) earned his B.A. in Physics from
Carleton College in Minnesota and completed his Master’s and Ph.D.
at NYU. He was arms control expert at the U.S. State Department where
he monitored the nuclear programs of countries such as Iraq, Iran, North
Korea, and the former Soviet Union. From 1989 until he launched his 1998
congressional campaign, Holt was Assistant Director of the Princeton Plasma
Prof. Marci A. Hamilton
of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law,
Yeshiva University, is the founding Director of the Intellectual Property
Law Program. She frequently advises Congress and state legislatures on
the constitutionality of pending legislation and consults in cases before
the United States Supreme Court. Professor Hamilton clerked for Associate
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor of the United States Supreme Court.
Rep. Jesse L. Jackson, Jr
was the 91st African American ever elected to
Congress. He sits on the House Appropriations Committee, on the Subcommittee
on Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs. His
leadership created the National Center on Minority Health and Health
Disparities at the National Institutes of Health in 2001. Representative
Jackson has co-authored A More Perfect Union: Advancing New American Rights
(2001) with Frank E. Watkins. He has also co-authored Legal Lynching II
(2001), It's About the Money (1999) and Legal Lynching (1996).
, The Nation's
has covered progressive politics and activism in the United States and
abroad for more than a decade. He has interviewed Bill Clinton, Al Gore,
George Bush, Bill Bradley, John McCain and Patti Smith. He is the author,
with Bob McChesney, of It's the Media, Stupid
which features introductions by Ralph Nader, Barbara Ehrenreich and Paul
Wellstone, and Jews for Buchanan
, on the 2000 presidential election,
published in November 2001 by New Press.
is a reporter for BBC Television and The
Guardian of London and a columnist for the London Observer. Palast penned
the NY Times bestseller, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: An Investigative
Reporter Exposes the Truth About Globalization, Corporate Cons and High
. Winner of the Financial Times
David Thomas Prize
in Europe, in the USA he's the "cult fave" (Village Voice
Guerrilla News Network's 2002 Reporter of the Year and the "journalist
hero of the Internet" (Alan Colmes, Fox TV.
Judge Richard A. Posner
clerked for Justice William J. Brennan
Jr. and in 1981, President Reagan appointed him as a judge of the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He was the chief judge of the
court from 1993 to 2000. Judge Posner is famous for the great number of
books he has written including Economic Analysis of Law, The Economics
of Justice, Law and Literature, Sex and Reason, Overcoming Law, The Federal
Courts: Challenge and Reform, Law and Legal Theory in England and America,
The Problematics of Moral and Legal Theory. Breaking the Deadlock
investigates the crisis which precipitated Bush v Gore.
is a Professor of Constitutional Law at American University's
Washington College of Law. His book We the Students: Supreme Court
Cases For and About Students
was sponsored by the Supreme Court Historical
Society and published by CQ Press. He founded the Marshall-Brennan Fellowship
Program at WCL which sends 60 upper-level law students to teach the "We
the Students" constitutional literacy course in 20 public high schools
in the Washington area. Overruling Democracy
reflects the continuing
momentum of a rightward swing and the antidemocratic thrust of the U.S.
Professor Jeffrey Rosen
teaches constitutional law, criminal procedure,
and the law of privacy. His book, The Unwanted Gaze: The Destruction
of Privacy in America
(2001) was called by The New York Times "the
definitive text to privacy perils in the digital age." His essay The
Supreme Court Commits Suicide
appeared in The New Republic, where
he is the legal affairs editor.
, President of Demos, sets the agenda
and oversees the management of the organization and fundraising efforts.
Prior to assuming the helm at Demos, he served for ten years in the Connecticut
legislature. In 1994, he was elected as Secretary of the State of Connecticut.
heads the Media Lab's Context-Aware Computing
group. His research has contributed to hundreds of products ranging from
notebook computers to operating systems. Selker and his inventions have
received more than 30 awards from publications including PC Magazine,
Business Week, and BYTE. Selker is the author of 17 patents and 20 papers
in refereed journals and conference proceedings.
is former Executive Director of the New
York State Board of Elections. Following the 2000 General Election, he
was named to several national commissions to study election reform including
those representing the National Association of Secretaries of State, National
Association of Counties, Counsel of State Government, and the Election
Center. Beginning in May 2001, the Federal Election Commission asked Wilkey
to assist on the drafting of HAVA..
Sen. Birch Bayh
Framer of the 26th and 27th Amendments.
Prof. David Greenberg
writes the "History Lesson" column for Slate.com
and teaches at Rutgers University. He is the author of Nixon's Shadow:
The History of an Image
Database Editor, The Washington Post
1999 Pulitzer Prize Winner.
Hon. Mary Kiffmeyer
Minnesota Secretary of State (R )
2003 President, National Association of Secretaries of State.
Associate Prof. of Computer Science, University of Iowa
Iowa Board of Examiners for Voting Machines.
Sets the standard for investigative journalism on the subject of electronic
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