Kevin Russell Contributor

Kevin is a partner at Goldstein & Russell, P.C., a Supreme Court litigation boutique. He has argued eleven merits cases in the past nine years and served as counsel or co-counsel in nearly 50 merits cases before the Court. In addition to representing a range of individuals, businesses, and institutions as parties, Kevin frequently serves as counsel to amici such as the ACLU, NAACP, the National Women’s Law Center, and constitutional law scholars. Prior to joining the firm, Kevin worked for five years in the Appellate Section of the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. During that time, he represented the United States in more than thirty-five civil and criminal cases in eleven federal courts of appeals. Kevin teaches Supreme Court litigation at Harvard Law School and formerly taught at Stanford Law School. Kevin clerked for Judge William Norris of the Ninth Circuit and Justice Stephen Breyer. He is a graduate of Yale Law School.

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04.20.12 Argument preview: Seeking to undo casino land deal
03.28.12 Further thoughts on today’s severability argument
03.28.12 First severability argument update
03.27.12 Is Kennedy the only possible fifth vote for the government?
03.26.12 Searching for clues on the Justices’ inclinations about the constitutionality of the individual mandate
02.22.12 Opinion recap: Court holds that filing false tax return is a deportable offense
01.14.12 Argument recap: State workers face uphill battle in seeking damages for violations of federal medical leave provisions
01.06.12 Argument preview: Court to consider money damages for FMLA self-care violations
12.16.11 Today in the Community: December 16, 2011
12.15.11 Today in the Community: December 15, 2011
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