B13. Electing a President the American Way

  • 10/29/2020
  • 12/03/2020
  • 5 sessions
  • 10/29/2020, 3:00 PM 4:30 PM (EDT)
  • 11/05/2020, 3:00 PM 4:30 PM (EST)
  • 11/12/2020, 3:00 PM 4:30 PM (EST)
  • 11/19/2020, 3:00 PM 4:30 PM (EST)
  • 12/03/2020, 3:00 PM 4:30 PM (EST)
  • 9

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This course will examine the legal and historical framework of the presidential electoral system. We will examine the constitutional framework and history of the electoral system; the evolution of the voting process; the history and scheme of the electoral college, the pros and cons of the system, and proposals for reform; the role of political parties; the role of money in politics and the evolution of campaign finance reform; and current issues facing the electoral process (including voter suppression, voter fraud, the efficacy of the Voting Rights Act, and current litigation impacting voting rights).    

ZOOM LINK: Available to paid and registered members on our website  https://assumptionwise.org/Course-Zoom-Links


INSTRUCTOR:  John S. Ross, III (Jack) holds degrees from Yale University and the University of Virginia School of Law and served as Adjunct Professor of Law at Washington & Lee University.  He has taught a variety of courses in the WISE program focusing on constitutional law and the Supreme Court.


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