February 26, 2016 — Pepperdine Law professor Derek Muller participated in a panel discussion about election law federalism at the Election Law – Today and Beyond Symposium yesterday. The symposium, held at Washburn Law School in Kansas, was sponsored by the law school’s Center for Law and Government and the Washburn Law Journal. The symposium addressed the current state and future direction of election law and regulation in the United States with a focus on the 2016 presidential election.
From the symposium website:
Election Law Federalism
This panel will discuss the role of federalism in the election process, including the proper balance of power between the states and the federal government in the administration of elections. This discussion will primarily focus on state voter identification laws and Congress’ authority to regulate voter registration requirements.
Moderator: Myrl L. Duncan, Professor of Law, Washburn University School of Law
- Joshua A. Douglas, Robert G. Lawson & William H. Fortune Associate Professor of Law, University of Kentucky College of Law
- Derek T. Muller, Associate Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law
- Atiba R. Ellis, Professor of Law, West Virginia University School of Law