/* */ <img height="1" width="1" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=1706078429670727&ev=PageView &noscript=1"/> /* */

Michael McConnell (JMCD ’76) Appears on PBS News Hour, Publishes Book

February 10, 2021

Michael McConnell, of the Stanford Law School, is a constitutional scholar and former judge who was nominated to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals by President George W. Bush. He joined Judy Woodruff to discuss former President Trump's impeachment trial on PBS News Hour. 

PBS News Hour: A Constitutional Scholar on Trump’s Impeachment Trial

McConnell's book, The President Who Would Not Be King: Executive Power under the Constitution, was published by Princeton University Press in November 2020. “One of the most vexing questions for the framers of the Constitution was how to create a vigorous and independent executive without making him king. In today’s divided public square, presidential power has never been more contested. The President Who Would Not Be King cuts through the partisan rancor to reveal what the Constitution really tells us about the powers of the president.” Read his article on this topic here.

Michael McConnell graduated from James Madison College/MSU in 1976 with a degree in Justice Morality and Constitutional Democracy (JMCD).  McConnell is married to Mary Norton McConnell (IR ’77) the first Madisonian to receive a Rhodes Scholarship.  He is currently the Richard and Frances Mallery Professor and Director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution.  Read more here: