UH Experts Available to Discuss Antonin Scalia and the Supreme Court

The University of Houston has experts who can provide perspective on the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, the longest-serving current justice on the Supreme Court, including his legacy on the Supreme Court, the process to choose his successor and the implications on the 2016 presidential election. For assistance in reaching these experts, please contact University of Houston Media Relations.


Peter Linzer, Professor of Law, UH Law Center: Linzer is a constitutional law expert and noted scholar on contract law. His teaching areas also include Equal Protection, the First Amendment, international contracting and torts. Linzer received his J.D. degree from Columbia Law School and is a former editor of the Columbia Law Review. Linzer can be reached at PLinzer@central.UH.edu

Media Contact: Shawn Lindsey, selindsey@uh.edu, 713-743-5725

Brandon Rottinghaus, Associate Professor of Political Science: Rottinghaus is an expert on the presidency, political scandal, the media and political communication, He can provide perspective on Justice Scalia as it relates to the presidential election and the Senate battle over the confirmation process. Play Video of Expert Commentary

Media Contact: Marisa Ramirez, mrcannon@uh.edu, 713-743-8152

Lydia B.Tiede, Associate Professor of Political Science: Tiede is an expert on judicial politics, comparative courts and law, and judicial and legal reform. Tiede can speak to a variety of topics, including Scalia’s legacy on the Supreme Court and the political implications of his sudden passing.

Media Contact: Marisa Ramirez, mrcannon@uh.edu, 713-743-8152