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Keith Bybee

Keith Bybee

Professor Keith Bybee is Vice Dean and Paul E. and Hon. Joanne F. Alper ’72 Judiciary Studies Professor at Syracuse University College of Law. He holds tenured appointments in the College of Law and in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He also directs the Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics, and the Media (IJPM), a collaborative effort between the College of Law, the Maxwell School, and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Bybee’s areas of research interest are the judicial process, legal theory, political philosophy, LGBT politics, the politics of race and ethnicity, American politics, constitutional law, codes of conduct, and the media. His books include “Mistaken Identity: The Supreme Court and the Politics of Minority Representation” (Princeton, 1998; second printing, 2002), “Bench Press: The Collision of Courts, Politics, and the Media” (Stanford, 2007), and “All Judges Are Political—Except When They Are Not: Acceptable Hypocrisies and the Rule of Law” (Stanford, 2010). His most recent book is “How Civility Works” (Stanford, 2016). He is currently at work on a grant-funded project examining the positive uses of fake news.

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June 30, 2022

A Deep Dive Into the Released Dobbs Decision, with Vice Dean Keith Bybee

Even though much has been said about the prematurely leaked draft decision of Dobbs, there’s a great deal to unpack now that the final opinion has been issued. Law Student Podcast host...

May 30, 2022

Examining the Supreme Court Draft Leak with Vice Dean Keith Bybee

In the wake of the Supreme Court draft leak, many are questioning what ramifications its language could have on a number of past court decisions, as well as Americans’ rights in a...