The Claremont Institute

January Tele-town Hall: Voter Fraud and Judicial Deference to the Administrative State

January 22, 2018

In this episode, Dr. John C. Eastman, founding director of the Claremont Institute's Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, is joined by J. Christian Adams, President and General Counsel of the Public Interest Legal Foundation, founder of the Election Law Center, and formerly an official in the Voting Section of the U.S. Department of Justice. Dr. Eastman will also be joined by Professor Anthony T. Caso, director of the Constitutional Jurisprudence Clinic at Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law, which is sponsored by the Claremont Institute’s own Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence. 

During this town hall, Eastman and his guests will discuss Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, a case which addresses whether Ohio’s list-maintenance process violates the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 and the Help America Vote Act of 2002. The list-maintenance process in question sends a confirmation notice if a voter is inactive for two consecutive years. If the mail returns undelivered and four more years of inactivity pass, the voter is removed from the voting rolls. This case was argued on January 10, 2018.

 They also discuss Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro which concerns whether “service advisors” at car dealerships are exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime requirements. The broader issue in question is whether unelected bureaucrats in administrative agencies can unilaterally alter longstanding interpretations of the law. This case was argued on January 17, 2018.

Dr. Eastman is the Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service at Chapman University Fowler School of Law. He served as a law clerk with Justice Clarence Thomas in 1996-97.