Professor Carolyn Shapiro wrote an article titled “States Can’t Stop Electors From Voting Their Conscience” that appeared on the Washington Monthly website on December 9, 2016, in which she explains the constitutional responsibilities of the Electoral College as well as the role of the states under the Constitution and federal law.
Dean Harold Krent spoke to “Chicago Tonight” host Phil Ponce on December 1, 2016, about how President-elect Donald Trump’s business entanglements create an ethical minefield and could violate the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause.
In a guest blog post for the Huffington Post on December 1, 2016, Professor Carolyn Shapiro explained how the Electoral College could prevent Donald Trump from becoming president and outlines the reasons why she thinks he’s unfit for office.
In response to a Chicago Tribune op-ed by Northwestern law professor Stephen Presser titled “What American law professors forgot and what Trump knew” (11/18/2016), Dean Harold Krent wrote a letter to the editor, published November 25, 2016, refuting Professor Presser’s claim that American law professors are out of touch.
Professor Edward Lee spoke on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight” on November 21, 2016, about the spread of fake news on the internet and what can be done about it.
Professor Carolyn Shapiro appeared on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight” on November 15, 2016, to discuss how a Trump presidency might shape the U.S. Supreme Court.
Professor Anthony Michael Kreis responded to a survey of LGBTQ people across the country for Slate in which he expressed his concerns that President-elect Trump would roll back LGBTQ civil rights gains of the last eight years by reversing President Obama’s executive orders and by appointing anti-gay judges.