Zephyr Teachout

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Zephyr Teachout, a Democratic candidate for NYS Governor, is Associate Professor of Law at Fordham University. She will run against Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the September 9th Democratic primary election. She writes about herself:

Professor Teachout brings a rich background in laws governing political behavior, both domestically and abroad, as well as the insights of her original work on corruption and its constitutional history.

    • Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Duke University
    • National Director, Sunlight Foundation
    • Lecturer, University of Vermont
    • Political Consultant for nonprofits, political campaigns and citizen journalism organizations
    • Non-resident Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School
    • Director of Internet Organizing, Dean for America (Howard Dean’s Presidential Campaign)
    • Co-Founding Executive Director, The Fair Trial Initiative
    • Staff Attorney, Center for Death Penalty Litigation
    • Clerk, Chief Judge Edward R. Becker, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Selected Publications

    • Corruption in America” (Harvard U. Press, Forthcoming 2014).
    • Why Do Secessions Succeed? A Game Theoretic Model (in progress).
    • Extraterritorial Electioneering and the Globalization of American Elections, BERKELEY J. INT’L L. (forthcoming).
    • The Anti-Corruption Principle, 94 CORNELL L. REV. 341 (2009).
    • Original Intent: How the Founding Fathers Would Clean Up K Street, DEMOCRACY: A JOURNAL OF IDEAS 11 (Winter 2009).
    • Mousepads, Shoe Leather and Hope: Lessons from the Howard Dean Campaign for the Future of Internet Politics (Paradigm Press, 2007) (ed. with T. Streeter).
    • The Historical Roots of Citizens United v. FEC: How Anarchists and Academics Accidentally Created Corporate Speech Rights
    • Harvard Law and Policy Review, Vol. 5, p. 163, 2011
    • The Unenforceable Corrupt Contract: Corruption and 19th Century Contract Law, 
    • NYU Review of Law and Social Change, Vol. 35, p. 693, 2011
    • The Anti-Corruption Principle, 94 CORNELL L. REV. 341 (2009).
    • Original Intent: How the Founding Fathers Would Clean Up K Street, DEMOCRACY: A JOURNAL OF IDEAS 11 (Winter 2009).
    • Mousepads, Shoe Leather and Hope: Lessons from the Howard Dean Campaign for the Future of Internet Politics (Paradigm Press, 2007) (ed. with T. Streeter).

Education

    • J.D., summa cum laude, Duke Law School
    • M.A., Political Science, Duke University
    • B.A., Yale University

Reportedly, Ms. Teachout’s campaign will focus on these issues:

    • public corruption
    • economics
    • public school funding
    • campaign finance reform
    • higher minimum wage

Teachout’s position is expected to appeal to progressive voters who may be dissatisfied with Gov. Cuomo.

Teachout may not be the only Democratic primary candidate in September.  In November, the Democratic Candidate will face Republican Astorino and Green Party Candidate Howie Hawkins. So far Gov. Cuomo has ignored his challengers.  Cuomo, a popular incumbent with every advantage over his rivals, would do well to agree to debates with all his challengers in the public interest.

© William Hungerford – July 2014

http://law.fordham.edu/faculty/zephyrteachout.htm

http://www.zephyrteachout.com/

http://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/story/25387/20140710/zephyr-teachout-cuomo-primary-challenger-will-file-petitions-thurs-night

 

 

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4 Responses to Zephyr Teachout

  1. Deb Meeker says:

    I’m wondering if the agreement Governor Cuomo made with the Working Families party will be enough to keep liberals and women interested in him. From what I have read, many are dissatisfied with Cuomo’s cutting school funding and creating Empire Zones. Also, from what I understand about the Women’s Equality Agenda’s the ten point plan, it never passed because of the Democrats that allied with Republicans in the NY legislature. With his agreement with the Working Families party – Cuomo promises to bring the wayward Dems into line.

  2. whungerford says:

    One can vote for Gov. Cuomo on the Working Families Party line to indicate some degree of dissatisfaction with NYS Democrats. Confident that Cuomo will win the Democratic Party nomination, one might vote for Teachout in the primary to send a message. However if one believes Teachout has a fighting chance to win the nomination. one needs to ask whether Gov. Cuomo’s demonstrated ability to lead Republicans by the nose should be sacrificed.

  3. If that was a reason, just vote for a Republican. That’s what you will be getting.

  4. Pingback: NYS Primary: Candidate Information | New NY 23rd

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