BRIAN K. PINAIRE, Ph.D.
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Brian Pinaire is Associate Professor of Political Science at Lehigh University, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in American politics, with an emphasis in the sub-field of public law. He holds a Ph.D. from Rutgers University (2003) and a B.A. from Whitman College (1997).
Pinaire is the recipient of three teaching awards, at Rutgers and Lehigh, as well as the "Frank Hook Assistant Professorship" (2007-09), acknowledging excellence in teaching, mentoring, and research by junior members of the faculty. In terms of scholarship, Pinaire is the author of The Constitution of Electoral Speech Law (Stanford University Press, 2008), as well as dozens of articles in academic journals, encyclopedias,
and periodicals. He is presently at work on a book manuscript exploring the law and politics of fugitive apprehension in the United States, a book on fatherhood in modern America, and short humorous essays for a variety of commercial publications. Many of his publications can be located by following the links below.
Additionally, some of his works in progress are available on his website (www..brianpinaire.com), some of his commentary can be found on Twitter (@impoliticker), and he regularly updates his blog satirizing American politics (www.impoliticker.blogspot.com).
Because of his academic focus, Pinaire is also the account executive for the Rocco Tresolini and Class of 1961 fund, which subsidizes the annual Tresolini Lecture in Law. During his tenure as the organizer of the lecture, Pinaire has significantly raised the profile of the event, bringing in speakers including Barry Scheck, Jesse Jackson, Jr., Daniel Ellsberg, Janet Reno, John Dean, Jeffrey Rosen, Betty Anne Waters (basis for the movie "Conviction"), Scott Turow, and Seymour Hersh (scheduled for fall 2013).
He lives outside
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with his wife and two sons.
- Law & Order: The Politics of Crime and Punishment in America (bibliographic essay), Choice 46 (October 2012), pp. 407-20
- "Democracy is Missing from the Constitution," The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa) (Sept. 17, 2011)
- “Elections” (1,600 words), included in: Encyclopedia of Law and Society: American and Global Perspectives, David S. Clark, ed., Sage Publications (2007)
- West Virginia Board of Education v. Barnette (1000 words); Kyllo v. United States (250 words); Abrams v. United States (750 words); Buckley v. Valeo (1000 words); “Jury Nullification” (1000 words); “Profiling” (1000 words);“Marketplace of Ideas” Theory (1000 words), included in: The Encyclopedia
of American Civil Liberties, Paul Finkelman, ed.,Routledge
- Abrams v. United States (500 words); “Anonymous Political Speech” (500 words); New York Times v. Sullivan (500 words); and Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin v. Southworth (500 words), included in: Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court, David Schultz, ed., Facts on File, Inc. (2005)
- First National Bank of Boston v. Bellotti (500 words); Members of the City Council v. Taxpayers for Vincent (500 words); Austin v. Michigan Chamber of Commerce (500 words); Burson v. Freeman; Colo. Republican Federal Campaign Comm. v. FEC (500 words); FEC v. Colorado Republican Federal Campaign Committee (500 words), included in: Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties in America, David Schultz and John R. Vile, eds., M.E. Sharpe, Inc. (2004)
“The Prosecutor” (1,000 words) (with Milton Heumann), included in: The Oxford Companion to American Law, Kermit Hall, ed., Oxford University Press (2002)
- An Introduction to Political Crime, Jeffrey Ian Ross (Bristol: The Policy Press, 2012); Law & Politics Book Review, 22:12 (December 2012), pp. 582-85
- The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice, Barry Feld and Donna Bishop, ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012); Choice (July 2012)
- Habeas Corpus in America: The Politics of Individual Rights, by Justin Wert (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2011); reviewed in Choice (July 2012)
- Congress Shall Make No Law: The First Amendment, Unprotected Expression, and the U.S. Supreme Court, by David M. O'Brien (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2011); reviewed in Law & Politics Book Review, 21:7 (July 2011), pp. 416-20
- The Cycle of Juvenile Justice, 2nd ed., by Thomas Bernand and Megan Kurlychek (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010); reviewed in Choice (May 2011)
- The American Supreme Court, 5th ed., by Robert McCloskey; revised by Sanford Levinson (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010); reviewed in Choice (January 2011)
- Freeing Speech: The Constitutional War Over National Security, by John Denvir (New York: NYU Press, 2010); reviewed in Law & Politics Book Review, 20:8 (August 2010), pp. 356-61
- The Supreme Court on Trial: How the American Justice System Sacrifices Innocent Defendants, by George C. Thomas, III (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2008); reviewed in Choice (October 2009)
- Ellery’s Protest: How One Young Man Defied Tradition and Sparked the Battle over School Prayer, by Stephen D. Solomon (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2009-paperback edition); reviewed in Law & Politics Book Review, 19:6 (June 2009), pp. 355-59
- Speech out of Doors, by Timothy Zick (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008); reviewed in Perspectives on Politics 7:2 (June 2009), pp. 418-20
- The Perils of Federalism: Race, Poverty, and the Politics of Crime Control, by Lisa L. Miller (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008); reviewed in Choice (May 2009)
- Equality and Liberty in the Golden Age of State Constitutional Law, Jeffrey M. Shaman (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008); reviewed in Choice (December 2008)
- Doing Justice to Mercy: Religion, Law, and Criminal Justice, ed. Jonathan Rothchild, Matthew Myer Boulton, and Kevin Jung (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2007); reviewed in Law & Politics Book Review, 18: 6 (June 2008), pp. 517-22
- Contested Words: Legal Restrictions on Freedom of Speech in Liberal Democracies, Ian Cram (London: Ashgate, 2006); reviewed in Law & Politics Book Review 16: 12 (December 2006), pp. 970-974
- Speak No Evil, Jon B. Gould (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005); reviewed in Law & Politics Book Review 15: 9 (September 2005), pp. 857-62
- The Right to Vote: Rights and Liberties Under the Law, Donald Grier Stephenson, Jr. (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, Inc, 2004); reviewed in Law & Politics Book Review 15: 2 (February 2005), pp. 99-102
- Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime, Geoffrey Stone (New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2004); reviewed in Law & Politics Book Review 14: 11 (November 2004), pp. 896-99
- The American Jury System, Randolph Jonakit (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003); reviewed in Law & Politics Book Review 14: 6 (June 2004), pp. 389-92