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Lawrence Douglas in Conversation with Linda Greenhouse

The Election and the Law: Will He Go?
Lawrence Douglas and Linda Greenhouse

President Trump has essentially told the nation he will never accept electoral defeat.

In advance of the 2020 election, legal scholar Lawrence Douglas talks with Pulitzer-winning New York Times columnist Linda Greenhouse about the themes and issues set forth in his new book, Will He Go?, in which he prepares readers for a less-than-peaceful transition of power. With millions of diehard supporters firmly believing that their revered president has been toppled by malignant forces of the Deep State, Douglas writes, Trump could remain a force of constitutional chaos for years to come. Join these two eminent legal experts as they address questions such as:

How might Trump engineer his refusal to acknowledge electoral defeat? What legal and extra-legal paths could he pursue in mobilizing a challenge to the electoral outcome?

What legal, political, institutional, and popular mechanisms can be used to stop him?

What would be the fallout of a failure to remove him from office? What would be the fallout of a successful effort to unseat him?

Can our democracy snap back from Trump?

Don’t miss what’s sure to be a compelling and illuminating discussion with two highly regarded experts about the book that’s already being described as “a break-the-glass alarm not just for one election, but for our constitutional democracy” (Richard Wolffe).

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Lawrence Douglas

Professor Lawrence Douglas is the author of seven books, including The Memory of Judgment: Making Law and History in the Trials of the Holocaust

Linda Greenhouse

Linda Greenhouse is the Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence at Yale Law School …

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