Elliot E. Slotnick
Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Slotnick’s major area of professional expertise and research focus is in the American judiciary with a specific interest in federal courts generally and, in particular, the U.S. Supreme Court. He has written and lectured extensively in the areas of federal judicial selection processes and politics, and media coverage of the Supreme Court and the relationship between that coverage and public information and knowledge about the Court. During his teaching career he has served on the national board of the American Judicature Society and the state and local boards of the American Civil Liberties Union. He has also served on the Federal Judicial Nominations Task Force of the American Bar Association. Slotnick has given several public presentations at the Ohio Supreme Court related to his research as well as to a group of Eastern European Judges and Justices attending a workshop at the Court on the American judiciary.
Slotnick has served as an interview source for many reporters covering contemporary judicial selection politics including those from the New York Times, Congressional Quarterly, the Washington Post, and others. He organized and moderated a panel discussion on media coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court at an APSA Annual Meeting that was telecast on C-SPAN, and appeared in an interview segment on Court TV with Fred Graham to discuss his 1998 book (with Jennifer Segal) on television coverage of the Supreme Court. He has served as an analyst of the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections for the Good Morning Ireland radio show broadcast on RTE Radio, in Dublin, Ireland.