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Muller’s Latest News
Muller in the News
September 20, 2023
Derek Muller, an election law expert who teaches at the Notre Dame Law School, said he believes it’ll be a “heavy lift” for their argument to prevail in court.
Election officials reject calls to unilaterally block Trump from ballot using 14th Amendment but will defer to courts
September 15, 2023
“Many states do not have a law on the books empowering the secretary of state to judge the eligibility of presidential candidates,” said Derek Muller, an election law expert who teaches at the Notre Dame Law School.
Efforts to disqualify Trump for reelection create a prime case for the Supreme Court’s consideration
September 12, 2023
Derek T. Muller, a law professor at the University of Notre Dame, said a secretary of state’s authority over removing Mr. Trump’s name from the ballot depends on state law.
The New York Times
September 07, 2023
Derek Muller, a professor at Notre Dame Law School, emphasized that standing requirements are looser in state courts than in federal courts, especially when it comes to voters’ ability to challenge candidates’ eligibility.
The Washington Post
September 05, 2023
“The odds are high that at least one gets to the merits and decides whether Trump participated in an insurrection that disqualifies him,” said Derek Muller, a law professor at the University of Notre Dame.
August 25, 2023
University of Notre Dame law professor Derek Muller talked about the Supreme Court decision in Moore v. Harper, which found the Constitution does not allow a state to regulate federal elections, rejecting a broad interpretation of the so-called “independent state legislature” theory.
Los Angeles Times
August 21, 2023
“People are not anticipating how pervasive these will be,” said Notre Dame law professor Derek Muller, an election law expert.
August 17, 2023
“To the extent that attorneys are looking for an alternative on the Republican side, it’s no surprise to see them coalescing around DeSantis,” said Derek Muller, a Notre Dame University law professor who has studied lawyers’ political contributions.
July 19, 2023
Derek Muller, a law professor at Notre Dame Law School, said the criminal charges leveled are a "fraught" area of the law.