32 episodes

Podcast by Rick Hasen

ELB Podcast Rick Hasen

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Podcast by Rick Hasen

    ELB Podcast Episode 4:2: Moore v Harper and Potential Threats to American Democracy

    ELB Podcast Episode 4:2: Moore v Harper and Potential Threats to American Democracy

    What is the “independent state legislature theory,” and does a potential Supreme Court embrace threaten American democracy?

    Will use of the doctrine raise the risk of election subversion or stolen elections?

    How far could the theory go in insulating legislative voting rules from state constitutional review?

    On Season 4, Episode 2 of the ELB Podcast, we hear a recent conversation that I moderated with Vik Amar, Derek Muller, Rick Pildes, Carolyn Shapiro, and Franita Tolson.

    • 53 min
    Fixing the Electoral Count Act to Stop Future Stolen Elections

    Fixing the Electoral Count Act to Stop Future Stolen Elections

    Will Congress pass bipartisan legislation to fix the Electoral Count Act, that Donald Trump tried to exploit in 2020?

    Is the new Electoral Count Reform Act the right way to go to stop election subversion?

    Are there ways of improving the act before Congress may pass it as soon as this fall?

    On Season 4, Episode 1 of the ELB Podcast, we hear a recent conversation that I moderated with Norm Eisen, Ned Foley, Rebecca Green, J. Michael Luttig and Janai Nelson.

    • 51 min
    ELB Podcast Episode 3:8: Wendy Weiser: Assessing the State of American Elections and Democracy

    ELB Podcast Episode 3:8: Wendy Weiser: Assessing the State of American Elections and Democracy

    Why has it gotten harder rather than easier to vote in the United States over the past decade?
    What can be done about the risk of stolen elections in the United States?
    How have the Supreme Court’s decisions on redistricting, voting rights, and gerrymandering affected the quality of American democracy?
    On season 3, Episode 8 of the ELB podcast, we speak with Wendy Weiser, Vice President for the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law School.
    [This is the final episode of Season 3 of the podcast.]

    • 33 min
    ELB Podcast Episode 3:7: Mike Haas: The Mess with Wisconsin's Elections

    ELB Podcast Episode 3:7: Mike Haas: The Mess with Wisconsin's Elections

    How did Wisconsin go from the gold standard for election administration in the United States to its laughing stock?
    What does the partisan investigation into the 2020 election say about how to once again achieve bipartisan cooperation in running elections?
    What is the future of free and fair elections in Wisconsin and beyond?

    On season 3, Episode 7 of the ELB podcast, we speak with longtime Wisconsin election administrator and attorney Michael Haas.

    • 26 min
    ELB Podcast Ep 3:6: Deuel Ross: Everything You Wanted to Know About Ala Voting Rights Case

    ELB Podcast Ep 3:6: Deuel Ross: Everything You Wanted to Know About Ala Voting Rights Case

    ELB Podcast Episode 3:6: Deuel Ross: Everything You Wanted to Know About the Alabama Voting Rights Redistricting Case But Were Too Confused to Ask

    Why did the Supreme Court put on hold a federal district court order requiring the state of Alabama to draw another Black majority congressional district?

    What does the stay order in Merrill v. Milligan mean for the future of the Voting Rights Act?

    Are minority voting rights under threat by new arguments to weaken the Voting Rights Act?

    On season 3, Episode 6 of the ELB podcast, we speak with NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund’s Senior Counsel and Director of Development, Deuel Ross.

    • 30 min
    ELB Podcast Episode 3:5: Gellman, Huseman, Sullivan: Journalists and Election Subversion

    ELB Podcast Episode 3:5: Gellman, Huseman, Sullivan: Journalists and Election Subversion

    ELB Podcast Episode 3:5: Bart Gellman, Jessica Huseman, and Margaret Sullivan: What Can (and Should) Journalists Do to Prevent Election Subversion and Another January 6?

    How can journalists best report on stories about the risks to election integrity in the United States?
    Should journalists be taking sides between the forces of those supporting and opposing free and fair elections in the United States?
    How should one tell local stories of election problems with national implications?

    On season 3, Episode 5 of the ELB podcast, we speak with The Atlantic’s Bart Gellman, Votebeat’s Jessica Huseman, and the Washington Post’s Margaret Sullivan.

    (This episode is a recording of a January 21, 2022 panel held by the Fair Elections and Free Speech Center at UCI Law).

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Lynch583114 ,

We Want More!

These conversations are wonky, but understandable. If you are a law student looking to get beyond case study, this pod is perfect. But unfortunately, episodes are rare. Considering that election law is ushering in the next generation of civil rights attorneys, we could all benefit from more ELB pods.

owenpv ,

Love this podcast

Great podcast. One suggestion for further episodes, I'd like to hear more on campaign-finance law. Where we are today. Seems like it's been changing a bunch and the FEC commissioners and others are hinting at them but many folks don't know what the law is now.

Northridge_Native ,

Great Podcast. Get Closer to your Mike!

Professor Hasen/Rick, I really enjoyed listening to your conversation with Erwin Chemerinsky about Justice Ginsburg's public comments about Trump, but I found it challenging to constantly adjust the volume to hear you. Dean Chemerinsky's mic technique was impeccable. As Marc Maron tells his guests, get up on that mic! Otherwise, keep up the good work!

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