Last updated on: 2/26/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., LLM Biography

Title:
Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper and President of Waterkeeper Alliance
Position:
Con to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
Reasoning:

“What is most anomalous about the irregularities in 2004 was their decidedly partisan bent: Almost without exception they hurt John Kerry and benefited George Bush. After carefully examining the evidence, I’ve become convinced that the president’s party mounted a massive, coordinated campaign to subvert the will of the people in 2004. For the second election in a row, the president of the United States was selected not by the uncontested will of the people but under a cloud of dirty tricks… If the last two elections have taught us anything, it is this: The single greatest threat to our democracy is the insecurity of our voting system.”

“Was the 2004 Election Stolen?,” RollingStone, June 1, 2006

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Chief Prosecuting Attorney, Hudson Riverkeeper, 1985-present
  • Founder-President, Waterkeeper Alliance, 1999-present
  • Co-founder, Tear of the Clouds LLC, Keeper Springs (bottled water), 1998
  • Clinical Professor – Supervising Attorney, Pace University School of Law, 1987-present
  • Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Co-host, Ring of Fire, Air America Radio
  • Former Assistant District Attorney, New York City
  • Named as one of the “Heroes for the Planet,” Time.com
  • Licensed Master Falconer and Former President of the New York State Falconer’s Association
Education:
  • LLM, Pace University School of Law
  • JD, University of Virginia Law School
  • BA, Government, Harvard College, 1974
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Did Electronic Voting Machines in the 2000 and 2004 Elections Give an Advantage to a Particular Political Party?