District Judge Steve Jones rejected a request by Donald Trump’s former White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, to transfer his Georgia election case from the state to federal court. In an opinion for Slate, CERL’s Prof. Claire Finkelstein offers three reasons for why Jones made the right decision, key among them: attempting to overturn the results of a presidential election is beyond the scope of official duty.
Claire Finkelstein is the Algernon Biddle Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also the founder and faculty director of the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law (CERL). Read her bio here.