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Bender interviewed about current events on KTAR

July 02, 2013

Paul Bender, law professor and dean emeritus, was interviewed on KTAR-FM in a June 1 segment on The Think Tank.

Bender and hosts Mike O'Neil and Mike Russell discussed current events, including the Tea Party/IRS controversy, the Arizona Legislature’s stance on Medicaid and the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions affecting Arizona’s Proposition 200, California’s Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

As a former Principal Deputy Solicitor General and U.S. Supreme Court law clerk, Bender brings his unique insights into the workings and decisions of the Court.

“Arizona recently has had more than its fair share of cases in the Supreme Court,” said Bender. “The Arizona Legislature sometimes seems to think it is at war with the U.S. government.”

To listen to the full interview, click here.

Bender teaches courses on U.S. and Arizona constitutional law. He has written extensively about constitutional law, intellectual property and Indian law, and is co-author of the two-volume casebook/treatise Political and Civil Rights in the United States. Bender has argued more than 20 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and actively participates in constitutional litigation in federal and state courts.