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IU experts available to comment on possibility of election cases going to the Supreme Court

November 4, 2020

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- During a speech early this morning, as millions of ballots were still being counted across the nation, President Donald Trump claimed that his campaign will be looking to the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in the presidential election. While his suggestion has been deemed premature, countless election cases have been filed across the country. Notably, the possibility for the court to revisit a Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling that allowed ballots postmarked by Election Day to be counted may be significant if the election hinges on this swing state. IU judicial experts are available to comment on the likelihood that the results will be contested in court and what the implications may be if this happens. For more information, contact Mary Keck at marykeck@iu.edu or 812-856-2148, or Marah Yankey at mqharbis@iu.edu or 812-856-1442.

Nicholas Almendares

Accountability, democracy, administrative law, class actions, collective responsibility and liability, election law, protests and democracy, class actions, separation of powers, collective responsibility, campaign financing.

IU Bloomington

Email: nalmend@indiana.edu

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Nicholas Almendares is an associate professor at the Maurer School of Law. His research focuses on accountability and democracy across areas of law such as class actions, separation of powers, collective responsibility and campaign financing. His work takes an interdisciplinary approach, often drawing upon economics, social science and philosophy. (more)

Charles G. Geyh

Judicial conduct, ethics, procedure, independence, accountability and administration.

IU Bloomington

Email: cgeyh@indiana.edu

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Charles Geyh, Distinguished Professor and John F. Kimberling Professor in the Maurer School of Law at IU Bloomington, teaches and writes in the areas of judicial conduct, ethics, procedure, independence, accountability and administration. (more)

Gerard Magliocca

Torts, constitutional law, intellectual property, legal history, admiralty.

IUPUI

Email: gmaglioc@iupui.edu

Expert Bio

Gerard N. Magliocca, the Samuel R. Rosen Professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, is the author of four books and over 20 articles on constitutional law and intellectual property. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford and his law degree from Yale, and he joined the IU faculty after two years at Covington and Burling and one year as a law clerk for Judge Guido Calabresi on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. Three of his books have been the subjects of programs on C-Span’s Book TV, including his latest book, on the Bill of Rights. (more)

Steve Sanders

Constitutional law, U.S. Supreme Court, same-sex marriage, LGBT legal and political issues, equal protection, 14th Amendment, family law.

IU Bloomington

Email: stevesan@indiana.edu

Expert Bio

Steve Sanders teaches constitutional law, constitutional interpretation, family law and constitutional litigation (the law of Section 1983 actions for constitutional torts) at the IU Maurer School of Law; his scholarship focuses on questions arising out of the 14th Amendment's guarantees of equal protection and due process, with a special focus on issues affecting LGBT people and same-sex couples. Sanders' writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Huffington Post and SCOTUSBlog, among other print and online outlets. He has appeared on MSNBC and public radio's To the Point, is a regular legal analyst for Bloomberg Radio, and is frequently quoted by print and online news media about matters of constitutional law, LGBTQ rights and the Supreme Court. (more)

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