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796.58 - Disputed Elections
Professor: Edward B. Foley
Semester: 2010 Winter
Second Writing Requirement? Yes
Professional Responsibility? No
Seminar on Disputed Elections (Foley)
Bush v. Gore. Coleman v. Franken (the 2008 disputed U.S. Senate election in Minnesota). John Jay versus George Clinton (the first such dispute, in 1792, involving our Founding Fathers, including Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr playing the role of legal counsel to the candidates, much as James Baker and David Boies for Bush and Gore in 2000). The presidential election of 1876 involving Hayes and Tilden. Etc., etc.
This semester will consider the major disputed elections throughout U.S. history and what we can learn for the benefit of the future from each of these interesting episodes.
The text for this seminar will be the manuscript of a book on disputed elections that Moritz professors Foley and Huefner are writing. Each student will write a paper on an additional significant disputed election, which may form the basis for a chapter in the published book (or perhaps a subsequent edition or volume).
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