The 2012 Elections & the Constitution Inside and Outside the Courts

November 19, 2012Duke Law News

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • 12:15 PM • Law School 3043

Duke Law School Professors Kate Bartlett, Guy Charles, Larry Helfer, Jed Purdy, and Neil Siegel discuss the implications of the 2012 national elections and state referenda for American constitutional law and culture, both inside and outside the courts. Topics include the possible effects of the Presidential and Senate elections on the future composition and decision makingof the U.S. Supreme Court, the defeat of some very outspoken anti-abortion congressional candidates, the significance of thenumber of women elected to Congress, and the pertinence of the referenda and initiative results in four states to debates aboutrecognition of same-sex marriage.