Legal scholar: ‘Hydraulic system’ constrains elections, politics

We like to think elections are clear-cut affairs in which the people choose their representatives, but the reality is much more complex, legal scholar Pamela Karlan told an IU Maurer School of Law audience in a Constitution Day lecture today. But in fact, elections are hydraulic systems, she said. Results are “constrained and channeled” like […]

SPEA panel to explore impact of Scalia’s death

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Justice Antonin Scalia’s death last weekend ushered a flurry of controversy. Conspiracy theorists aside, Democratic and Republican elected officials and presidential hopefuls remain locked in a standoff, not yet over who should assume Scalia’s chair, but who should nominate his successor. The result is a hyper-partisan duel over […]

State appeals court to hear case at School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Indiana’s traveling Appeals on Wheels program will make a stop in Bloomington this Friday to hear oral arguments in Pribie v. State, a case on appeal from the Clinton Circuit Court. Jordan Pribie is appealing his class B felony rape conviction on the grounds that the trial court […]