Franita Tolson is Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where she also holds a courtesy appointment in the Political Science and International Relations Department. Her scholarship and teaching focus on the areas of election law, constitutional law, and legal history. Her research has appeared in leading law reviews and focuses on a wide range of topics including partisan gerrymandering, political parties, the Elections Clause, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments. Vice Dean Tolson is one of the coauthors of the leading election law casebook, The Law of Democracy (Foundation Press, 6th ed., forthcoming 2022). Her forthcoming book, In Congress We Trust?: Enforcing Voting Rights from the Founding to the Jim Crow Era, will be published in 2022 by Cambridge University Press.
November 5th, 2021 | Season 2 | 29 mins 51 secs
constitutional law, elections clause, franita tolson, gerrymandering, hr1, hr4, political parties, voter id laws, voter laws, voting rights