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Edward Foley

The Electoral College

Professor Edward Foley appeared on All Sides with Ann Fisher to discuss the history of the electoral college. 

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Daniel Tokaji

Ohio’s gerrymandering trial is over. What happens next?

“It’s possible the Supreme Court could completely shut the door for Ohio in the Maryland and North Carolina cases,” Tokaji said. “It’s possible the door could be opened and it’s possible that the door could be closed a bit and not shut completely.”

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Edward Foley

Popular Vote Vs. Electoral College

Professor Edward Foley appeared on WOSU to discuss a proposed constitutional amendment that would require Ohio’s presidential electoral votes go to the winner of the national popular vote.

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Peter Shane

Mulvaney says Democrats will ‘never’ see Trump’s tax returns

“[The] fact that the president doesn’t want to turn them over is, by itself, legally irrelevant,” Shane said.

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Edward Foley

Suddenly, the Electoral College becomes a hot-button issue

“We know beyond a shadow of a doubt in 1912 the only reason Woodrow Wilson won is because the Republican Party split,” Foley said.

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John Quigley

If the US succeeds in expanding NATO it would set the stage for another Cold War

“Expanding NATO encourages Russia to be defensive and to feel the need to protect itself,” Quigley writes. “In 1939, the Soviet Union invaded Finland out of fear that Nazi Germany might make a move into Finland. To date, NATO has expanded significantly into Eastern Europe, creating in the Kremlin the same jitters it felt in 1939.”

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Daniel Tokaji

State Supreme Court Races Emerge As Another Front In Redistricting Wars

“In my view, it’s a great thing that state Supreme Courts have become more receptive to claims of extreme partisan gerrymandering,” Tokaji said.

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Dennis Hirsch

Can predictive analytics be made safe for humans?

“Data ethics is the new form of risk mitigation for the algorithmic economy,” Hirsch said.

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Edward Foley

How Trump Could Lose the Election and Remain President

 “I am worried now, given the reaction to 2018, that you could get a dispute over a five-digit number,” Foley said. 

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Joshua Dressler

Post-Mueller: How Will Special Counsel’s Report Affect US Political Landscape?

“The report could still be damning or, at least, embarrassing, to the President, depending entirely on how Mueller prepared the report,” Dressler said. “It is still unclear whether Mueller chose to provide only details that exculpate, or did he also provide insight into his thoughts as to questionable behavior.”

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Micah Berman

Gov. Mike DeWine’s vow to protect pre-existing condition coverage may bring unwanted side effects

“It would be kind of mass confusion as to which plans could possibly be covered by state law, and probably a new set of legal challenges,” Berman said. “It’s extremely difficult to do on the state level.”

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Ric Simmons

Martha Stewart to Donald Trump: Can there be obstruction of justice with no underlying crime?

“[It is] technically possible, but the legal and practical challenges in winning such an obstruction case would be great,” Simmons said. “A prosecutor would have to prove that the president believed there was a collusion case ‘contemplated’ against him even when he did not engage in collusion. That is theoretically possible, but hard to prove to a jury.”

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