Podcast by Rick Hasen
ELB Podcast Episode 3.1: Nate Persily: 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.
ELB Podcast Episode 2.3: 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.
ELB Podcast Episode 2.2, Bob Bauer: Unpacking the Trump Campaign Finance Allegations
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.
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.
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.
ELB Podcast Episode 18. Eric McGhee and Nick Stephanopoulos: Efficiency Gap
Is the Supreme Court ready to finally rein in partisan gerrymandering? Can social science give us a manageable standard to decide when there's too much politics in redistricting? Is the "efficiency gap" Justice Kennedy's holy grail?
On Episode 18 of the ELB Podcast, we talk with Eric McGhee of he Public Policy Institute of California and Nick Stephanopoulos of the University of Chicago Law School about their work on "the efficiency gap" and the upcoming Supreme Court case, Gil v. Whitford.
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.
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.
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!