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Agree to Disagree: Are Election Lawsuits Good for Democracy?

Friday, November 13, 2020

Joe Biden delivered a victory speech. His team is planning to take power. But rather than concede, President Trump has instead turned to the courts, with election lawsuits in states like Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Arizona. It's a historic moment, and for many an unsettling one. But could these lawsuits actually be good for democracy? Two competing legal minds weigh in, with Intelligence Squared host and moderator John Donvan at the helm.   

Arguing "YES," is Rebecca Roiphe, a Manhattan prosecutor and law professor who focuses on ethics and the history of the legal profession. 

Arguing “NO”  is Ian Bassin, a former attorney in the Obama White House and the co-founder of Protect Democracy.

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