[PAST EVENT] Election Law Society: Presidential Election Contingencies with Professor Ned Foley (Ohio State)

October 28, 2020
1pm - 1:50pm
Law School, Virtual
613 S Henry St
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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The Election Law Society will host Professor Ned Foley of the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law at 1PM, October 28, on Zoom, as part of their Voting in 2020 Lunch Series.

Free. William & Mary faculty, staff, students and alumni welcome!

All events in the lunch series are at 1 to 1:50PM on Zoom.


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The discussion with Professor Foley will concern “Presidential Election Contingencies: The Electoral Count Act and the Electoral College.”

From his official biography:

Edward B. Foley holds the Ebersold Chair in Constitutional Law at The Ohio State University, where he also directs its election law program.

His new book, Presidential Elections and Majority Rule (Oxford University Press, 2020), excavates the long-forgotten philosophical premises of how the Electoral College is supposed to work, as revised by the Twelfth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and then uses this historical analysis to provide a feasible basis for reform of state laws that would enable the Electoral College to operate according to majority-rule objectives it was designed to achieve.

His book Ballot Battles: The History of Disputed Elections in the United States (Oxford University Press, 2016) was named Finalist for the David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Legal History and listed as one of 100 “must-read books about law and social justice”.  Read more.

The final event in the Lunch Series is:

Nov. 4: Election Debrief: TBD