Michael R. Dimino, Sr. is an Associate Professor of Law on Widener's Harrisburg Campus. Professor Dimino is an honors-program graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he earned baccalaureate degrees, summa cum laude, in Political Science and History (1998); and a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School (J.D., 2001), where he was Articles Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. After graduating from law school, Professor Dimino served as Chief Clerk to Associate Judge Albert M. Rosenblatt of the New York State Court of Appeals, and then clerked for Senior Circuit Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and Judge Paul L. Friedman of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Professor Dimino is admitted to practice in New York, Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court of the United States and the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and is a member of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies. Professor Dimino joined the Widener faculty in July 2004 and teaches in the areas of constitutional law, election law, legislation, constitutional criminal procedure, federal courts and supreme court politics. His scholarship focuses on rights of political participation and judicial selection methods.
Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder: Must Congress Update the Voting Rights Act’s Coverage Formula for Preclearance?, Engage (2013)
Voting Rights and Election Law (with Bradley Smith and Michael Solimine) (2010)
Police Paternalism: Community Caretaking, Assistance Searches, and Fourth Amendment Reasonableness, Washington and Lee Law Review (2009)
Police spend an estimated two-thirds to four-fifths of their time on “community-caretaking” activities having little...
Counter-Majoritarian Power and Judges' Political Speech, Florida Law Review (2006)
Canons of ethics restrict judicial campaigning and prohibit sitting judges from engaging in political activity....