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Baylor: Who Counts? The Presidential Elector Dispute, the 12th Amendment, and the 2024 Election
September 23 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
On September 23, 2022, the Zavala Program for Constitutional Studies at Baylor University will be hosting John Yoo for a discussion of electors, the 12th Amendment, and the upcoming 2024 presidential election.
Friday, September 23, 2022 • 12:15 PM CDT
Bennett Auditorium • Baylor University
Free and open to the public
John Yoo is the Emanuel Heller Professor of Law at the University of California at Berkeley. He is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. His tenth book, Defender-in-Chief: Trump’s Fight for Presidential Power, was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2020. Professor Yoo’s other books include Striking Power: How Cyber, Robots, and Space Weapons Change the Rules of War, Point of Attack: Preventative War, International Law, and Global Welfare, and Crisis and Command: A History of Executive Power from George Washington to George Bush.
Professor Yoo has published more than 100 articles in academic journals on subjects including national security, constitutional law, international law, and the Supreme Court. He also regularly contributes to the editorial pages of the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and National Review, among others.
Professor Yoo has served in all three branches of government. He was an official in the U.S. Department of Justice, where he worked on national security and terrorism issues after the 9/11 attacks. He served as general counsel of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. He has been a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
The Zavala Program for Constitutional Studies was created in Fall 2021 to promote a greater understanding of constitutional theory and practice in both American and comparative politics. Housed within the Baylor Political Science Department, the Zavala Program is dedicated to augmenting the civic education of Baylor students and the general public by sponsoring lectures, colloquia, and readings groups to discuss the major issues and ideas affecting modern constitutional systems.
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