Who is Elie Mystal?
Elie Mystal is a renowned writer, lawyer, and political commentator from the United States. He works at The Nation and his duties include and are not limited to serving as the justice correspondent and writing everything that revolves around the courts and the criminal justice system.
Prior to embarking on his current role at The Nation, Elie was the executive editor of the Above the Law legal news website. He has appeared as a guest on MSNBC and Sirius XM on multiple occasions. In his career as a lawyer, Elie was once an associate and litigator at the Debevoise & Plimpton law firm.
Elie followed in the footsteps of his father who was also a lawyer and happened to be the first African American elected to the Suffolk County (New York state) Legislature and a powerful political operative. Unfortunately, he broke election district residence regulations and that was how his career came to an end.
Elie Mystal Education
Mystal enrolled at Harvard University in 1996 and received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Government in 2000. He also received a Juris Doctor from the same institution in 2003.
Elie Mystal Age
Mystal (45 years old) was born on May 10, 1978, in the United States.
Elie Mystal Wife
Mystal met his future wife, Christine Nyereyegona when they were both students at Harvard University. August 8, 2004, is a day that will forever be memorable for them because they tied the knot and they have been together in marriage since then.
Elie and his wife have demanding careers but they always create time for their family which includes their two lovely children. Schulte Roth and Zabel LLP has created employment opportunities for many people and it happens that Christine began her legal career there in 2005 as an associate. She remained there until 2009 after which she was hired to work on the department of the research team.
Elie Mystal’s Net Worth
Mystal earns a decent salary that has enabled him to build his fortune. With an estimated net worth of $2 million, Elie has managed to build his wealth and his primary source of income is his career in law as well as his media ventures.
How Tall is Elie Mystal?
Elie stands at an average height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m).
What is Elie Mystal’s Political Affiliation?
Mystal considers himself to be a liberal. He has advocated for civil rights in the United States, abortion rights, legal freedoms, and safety measures for gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people.
In August 2022, he made one of the most controversial statements ever. He was quoted characterizing Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker as “what Republicans want from their Negroes” because the latter so obviously doesn’t have distinct views and will do what he’s told in the Senate.
In another instance, Mystal turned down Walker’s request to “break bread” until he talked to the Senator from Georgia Raphael Warnock about the real issues that were having a negative impact on voters in Georgia.
In 2020, Mystal referred to the United States as a “racist pariah state”. He claimed in 2021 that the American educational system propagates “the myth of white exceptionalism.”