Chris Edelson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government. His teaching and research interests focus on constitutional interpretation, presidential power, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Prior to joining the AU faculty, Professor Edelson practiced employment discrimination law and also served as state legislative director for the Human Rights Campaign. Classes taught include Civil Rights and Liberties, The American Constitution, Individual Freedom v. Authority, and The Constitution, National Security and the “War on Terror”. His first book, Emergency Presidential Power: From the Drafting of the Constitution to the War on Terror, was published by the University of Wisconsin Press in fall 2013.
His next book, Power Without Constraint: The post 9/11 Presidency and National Security is slated for publication in 2016.