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Norman J. Ornstein, PhD Biography

Co-Director of the Election Reform Project at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy
None Found to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"

No position found as of June 2006

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Individuals with PhDs and JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the ACLU. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the ACLU.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Co-Director, Election Reform Project, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy, 2005-present
  • Senior Counselor, Continuity of Government Commission, 2002-present
  • Co-Director, Project to Examine Alternatives to the Independent Counsel Statute, 1999-present
  • Founder and Director, Campaign Finance Reform Working Group, 1996-present
  • Columnist, “Congress Inside Out,” Roll Call, 1993-present
  • Senior advisor, Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, 1987-present
  • Election analyst, CBS News, 1982-present
  • Board of Trustees of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society
  • Member, Board of Directors of Campaign Legal Center
  • Member, Board of Directors of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
  • Director, Transition to Governing Project, 2000-2003
  • Co-Director, Renewing Congress Project, 1992-1996
  • Member of the Board, National Commission on Public Service (Volcker Commission), 1987-1990
  • Faculty, Catholic University of America and Johns Hopkins University, 1971-1984
  • Series editor and cohost, “Congress: We the People,” PBS, 1977-1978
  • PhD, Political Science, University of Michigan
  • MA, Political Science, University of Michigan
  • BA, University of Minnesota
  • Commentator and pollster, political coverage, Comedy Central, 1992 and 1996
Quoted in:
  1. Is the ACLU Justified in Claiming That Limits on Political Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Compromise Free Speech?