Episode 27 - Lockdown, Liberty, And Lawsuits with Jed Rubenfeld
& Suzanna Sherry
What would happen if the Presidential election was cancelled and other challenges caused by COVID-19? With guests Jed Rubenfeld and Suzanna Sherry.
Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law at Yale Law School, Jed Rubenfeld and Herman O. Loewenstein Chair in Law at Vanderbuilt, Suzanna Sherry discuss what would happen if the Presidential election was cancelled and other challenges caused by COVID-19.
This episode of Politics, Meet Me In The Middle borders on fiction as Supreme Court and Constitution scholars Suzanna Sherry and Jed Rubenfeld offer scenarios on cancelled elections, the limits of constitutional rights, and challenges to Presidential, Congressional, and State authority. And has the Electoral College outlived its usefulness.
(2:30) What if there were no election in 2020.
(8:30) The Supreme Court decides the president.
(10:30) What is the Electoral College and how does it work.
(17:00) Cameras and streaming the courts.
(21:50) Pending Supreme Court Cases.
(25:00) Executive Orders.
(28:00) Limits Of Government's Power