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Michael Gerhardt

Michael Gerhardt

Michael J. Gerhardt is a professor of law from UNC School of Law, where his teaching and research focuses on constitutional conflicts between presidents and Congress. Gerhardt’s extensive public service has included his testifying more than 20 times before Congress, including as the only joint witness in the Clinton impeachment proceedings in the House; speaking behind closed doors to the entire House of Representatives about the history of impeachment in 1998; serving as special counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee for eight of the nine sitting Supreme Court justices; and as one of four constitutional scholars called by the House Judiciary Committee during President Trump’s impeachment proceedings.

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January 21, 2022

The Filibuster: MLK, Voting Rights, and Constitutionality

Michael Gerhardt discusses the past, present, and possible future of the filibuster, and its impact on voting rights legislation.