Category Archives: ELB Podcast

ELB Podcast Episode 3:3: Guy Charles: Race and Election Law in Today’s United States

On Season 3, Episode 3 of the ELB Podcast:

Is the Voting Rights Act effectively dead as a superstatute? Is the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act the best way to protect minority voters in the United States? Are the dangers of election subversion and voter suppression more closely linked than some have said?

On Season 3, Episode 3 of the ELB Podcast, we talk to Guy Charles, the Charles Ogletree, Jr. Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and faculty director of HLS’s Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice.

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ELB Podcast, Season 3, Episode 2: “Brad Raffensperger and Isabel Longoria: The Risk of Election Subversion”

On Season 3, Episode 2 of the ELB Podcast:

Is the United States at risk of election subversion and stolen elections?


Is the key to secure American elections having people of integrity running them?


What role can law play in protecting the rule of law and elections?

On Season 3, Episode 2 of the ELB Podcast, we speak with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and Harris County, Texas Election Administrator Isabel Longoria.

(This episode is an excerpt from a recording of a September 24, 2021 conference on the risks of election subversion convened by the Fair Elections and Free Speech Center at UCI Law.)

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“Big Picture: Professor Says Insiders Win”

Bloomberg Government:

Since redistricting this time around has a shorter timeline because of the Census delays, Stanford Law professor Nate Persily says the edge goes to “insiders over outsiders” and “those who are adept at the redistricting process over those who are not organized.”

Persily, who crafted the current court-enacted Pennsylvania congressional lines, said on Rick Hasen’s ELB Podcast that he wouldn’t be surprised to see gerrymandered maps thrown out by state courts….

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ELB Podcast, Episode 3.1: “Nate Persily: A Redistricting Season Like No Other”

I’m thrilled to announce the launch of Season 3 of the ELB Podcast. The first season was 2015-16 and the second on in 2017-18. You can find all the old episodes at this link. And you can subscribe on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify.

On Season, 3 Episode 1 of the podcast, “A Redistricting Season Like No Other:”

How will the new round of redistricting go, with late census numbers, courts refusing to police partisan gerrymanders, and a weakened Voting Rights Act? Will redistricting cost Democrats control of the U.S. House? How will redistricting commissions fit into the rushed process?

On Season 3 Episode 1 of the ELB Podcast, we speak with Stanford law and political science professor Nate Persily.

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ELB Podcast, Season 2, Episode 3: Kristen Clarke: Voter Protection in the 2018 Midterms

Is the state of Georgia going to disenfranchise voters over missing hyphens on voter registration cards? What can be done about new strict voting rules, such as the North Dakota residential address rule that may disenfranchise Native American voters? Will the Supreme Court with new Justice Kavanaugh protect minority voting rights?

On Season 2, Episode 3 of the ELB Podcast, we talk with Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director of the National Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

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ELB Podcast, Season 2, Episode 2: Bob Bauer: Unpacking the Trump Campaign Finance Allegations, From Michael Cohen to Trump Tower

Does Michael Cohen’s guilty plea to campaign finance violations implicate the President in criminal campaign finance activity? What about the defenses that the President has raised to these charges? Did Trump or the Trump campaign violate the prohibition on soliciting foreign contributions with their summer 2016 meeting with Russian government operatives at Trump Tower?

On Season 2, Episode 2 of the ELB Podcast, we talk with Bob Bauer, former White House Counsel and former Obama campaign general counsel.

 

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ELB Podcast, Season 2: Episode 1. Dale Ho: From the Trenches of the Voting Wars

After a long hiatus, the ELB Podcast is back in time for the midterm election season with a great first guest!

What is the state of voting rights in America? What did the ACLU’s lawsuit against Kris Kobach over the state of Kansas’s “show us your papers” citizenship voting law teach us about the extent of the voter fraud problem? What’s at stake in the litigation over the citizenship question which may appear on the 2020 census?

On Season 2, Episode 1 of the ELB Podcast, we talk with Dale Ho, Director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project, who supervises the ACLU’s voting rights litigation and advocacy work nationwide.

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ELB Podcast Episode 19. Tom Mann and Norm Ornstein: Trumpism, and America, After Trump

What is the connection between Republican Party extremism before Trump and the rise of Trump? What kinds of economic and political reforms can best preserve American democracy? What will life after Trump, and Trumpism, look like in the United States?

On Episode 19 of the ELB Podcast, we talk with Tom Mann and Norm Ornstein, co-authors with E.J. Dionne of the new book, One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported.

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ELB Podcast Episode 16. Bob Bauer: The Danger of Trump’s “Election Integrity” Commission

Will earlier work to improve the voters’ experience at the polls be abandoned thanks to unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud? Is the “Election Integrity” commission established by President Trump going to undermine efforts to improve voting rights? Is there a future for the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, one of whose members is joining the Trump-established commission?

On Episode 16 of the ELB Podcast, we talk with Bob Bauer, former White House Counsel and co-chair of the Obama-established Presidential Commission on Election Administration.

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ELB Podcast Episode 15. Ned Foley: Ballot Battles, Past, Present, and Future

Is this year’s concern about “election rigging” and violence at the polls unprecedented? Where do Donald Trump’s claims fit within disputes over American elections? Have we as a country gotten better since Bush v. Gore at resolving our election disputes?

On Episode 15 of the ELB Podcast, we talk with Ohio State’s Ned Foley, author of Ballot Battles: The History of Disputed Elections in the United States.

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ELB Podcast Episode 14. Erwin Chemerinsky: Did Justice Ginsburg Cross the Line?

Did Justice Ginsburg go too far in her comments against presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump? Should comments like Justice Ginsburg’s be protected by the First Amendment, and would they be grounds for recusal in a future Clinton v. Trump case? Are judicial rules which bar endorsements of candidates and political statements by judges unconstitutional?

On Episode 14 of the ELB Podcast, we talk with UCI Irvine Law dean and noted constitutional scholar Erwin Chemerinsky.

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ELB Podcast Episode 13. Thomas Hicks and Matthew Masterson: Surviving Elections 2016

Is the American election system ready to handle 2016? Has the country done what it can to prevent long lines and election breakdowns? Can the U.S. Election Assistance Commission help Democrats and Republicans to move beyond the Voting Wars?

On Episode 13 of the ELB Podcast, we talk to Thomas Hicks, Chair of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, and its Vice-Chair Matthew Masterson.

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ELB Podcast Episode 12. Tom Mann and Norm Ornstein: From Political Dysfunction to Trumpism?

Has the country moved from a period of deep political dysfunction to something bordering on authoritarianism, with the rise of Donald Trump? Does the rise of Bernie Sanders on the left mean Democrats are moving to the extremes like Republicans? What would a Hillary Clinton presidency with a Republican House look like?

On Episode 12 of the ELB Podcast, we talk with Tom Mann and Norm Ornstein, authors of It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism.

You can listen to the ELB Podcast Episode 12 on Soundcloud or subscribe at iTunes.

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