Podcast by Rick Hasen
ELB Podcast 5:4: Ian Bassin & Jess Marsden: Protecting Democracy in 2024…and 2025
Has the United States done enough to minimize the risk of election subversion in 2024?
How might problems in Congress affect a fair tallying of electoral college votes on January 6, 2025?
How much danger of authoritarian rule does the U.S. face going forward?
On Season 5, Episode 4 of the ELB Podcast, we speak with Ian Bassin and Jess Marsden of Protect Democracy.
ELB Podcast 5:3: The Trump Prosecutions, the First Amendment, and Election Interference
Do gag orders against presidential candidate Donald Trump in his civil or criminal trials violate the First Amendment?
What should we make of Trump’s claims that his actions to overturn the results of the 2020 elections are protected free speech?
How should we assess the dangers of government “jawboning” of social media platforms to remove objectionable conduct?
On Season 5, Episode 3 of the ELB Podcast, we delve into these issues with First Amendment experts Genevieve Lakier and Eugene Volokh.
ELB Podcast 5:2: The Roberts Court and American Democracy (Joan Biskupic)
Is the Roberts Court shifting on its protection of voting rights?
How has the addition of three Trump-appointed Justices changed the nature of the Supreme Court?
Should we expect a new ethics code for Supreme Court Justices?
On Season 5, Episode 2 of the ELB Podcast, we speak with Joan Biskupic, CNN’s senior supreme court analyst and author of the new book, Nine Black Robes.
ELB Podcast 5:1: The Trump Indictments, the 2024 Elections, and the Public Peace
Will the multiple indictments and expected trials of former President Donald Trump lead to violence or unrest?
Are the risks of political violence in the U.S. increasing or decreasing?
What can the United States learn from other countries that reversed democratic backsliding?
On Season 5, Episode 1 of the ELB podcast, we have a roundtable with Ben Ginsberg, Ruth Ben-Ghiat, and Rachel Kleinfeld.
ELB Podcast 4:10: U.S. Democracy and the Independent State Legislature Theory after Moore v. Harper
What are the implications of the Supreme Court’s decision in Moore v. Harper for American democracy?
What will the case mean for 2024 election challenges?
Does the decision shut down attempts to submit slates of fake electors and subvert presidential elections?
On the Season 4 finale of the ELB podcast, a voting rights roundtable with Derek Muller, Carolyn Shapiro, Bertrall Ross, and Rick Pildes.
ELB Podcast 4:9: Charles, Katz, Pildes: The Future of the Voting Rights Act after Milligan
Why did two conservative justices on the Supreme Court join the Court’s liberals to save section 2 of the Voting Rights Act in Allen v. Milligan?
Will voting rights plaintiffs see more success in Section 2 cases in other states including Louisiana, Georgia, and Texas?
What are the political implications of the Court siding with minority plaintiffs in Milligan?
On Season 4, Episode 9 of the ELB Podcast, we have a voting rights roundtable with Professors Guy Charles, Ellen Katz, and Rick Pildes.
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.
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!
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.