Alex Pennington

Alexander Pennington

Office

 Gibson Hall, 1540 Jefferson Park Avenue Charlottesville, VA 22904

Subfield

American Politics

Degrees

BA, SUNY-New Paltz

Statement

My main area of interest is broadly focused on the subject of law, policy and society. The small yet extremely powerful Supreme Court is an intriguing institution that has and continues to change the political landscape of the nation. I want to focus on the influence of outside groups who attempt to use the rule of law as a tool to achieve a political agenda. I would like to further focus on the strategy, resources and tactics of these groups and to evaluate their success. Recent movements to study would be the Tea Party, Occupy Wall Street, the recent immigration movement in Arizona and other state, and the push against the Affordable Care Act.