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Richard K. Scher


Ph.D, Columbia, 1972


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My research interests and publications are mainly on Southern and Florida politics. In recent year, most of my work has been on voting rights, and I have both published in this area and served extensively as an expert witness in federal court on the side of enhancing minority representation and protecting minority voting rights. In June, 2002, I was invited to make a presentation to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights concerning voter inequities in the 2000 Florida presidential election. During the academic year 2002-2003, I am a visiting Fulbright scholar in Hungary, serving as the John Marshall Distinguished Chair of American Government for that country.