Selected Media Interviews

The Virginia Plan vs. the New Jersey Plan: A Constitutional Grudge Match


"The United States' first constitution, the Articles of Confederation, was fatally flawed from the moment it was adopted," says Stephen Phillips, a professor of political science at Clemson University. "It created a national government with very little power that was essentially impossible to change, and that consisted of only a legislature — no independent executive or judiciary."

Court Declines Request in Marion Hammer Case

Florida Political Review

As Stephen C. Phillips, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Florida, told the Florida Political Review, Hammer has been a gun rights lobbyist in Florida for decades and served as president of the National Rifle Association in the 1990s.  “Marion Hammer is one of the most powerful lobbyists in the entire country,” Phillips told the Florida Political Review. “There are many lobbyists in Tallahassee but few (if any) are as powerful or influential as Marion Hammer.”

Media Inquiries

Inquiries may be emailed to Stephen. He is happy to engage with the media on topics relating to U.S. politics, including but not limited to: the Constitutional Convention, congressional and legislative politics, the presidency and executive politics, and the Supreme Court and judicial politics.