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Stefanie A. Lindquist became deputy provost and vice president for academic affairs, and Foundation Professor of Law and Political Science at Arizona State University on September 1, 2016. She served as Arch Professor and dean of the University of Georgia's School of Public and International Affairs from 2013 to 2016, after serving as interim dean, associate dean for outreach, and associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Texas School of Law. Prior to her time at the University of Texas, Professor Lindquist served as associate professor of law and political science at Vanderbilt University. She is recognized as an expert on the U.S. Supreme Court, constitutional law, administrative law, and empirical legal studies, and has co-authored two books and dozens of published articles and book chapters. Her book, "Measuring Judicial Activism," is the first publication to define the oft-used term quantitatively. She was recognized for her exceptional teaching skills at both Vanderbilt University, where she was awarded the Robert Birkby Award for Excellence in Teaching Political Science, and at the University of Georgia, where she won the Richard B. Russell Award for outstanding undergraduate teaching and was named Professor of the Year by the graduate students in the Department and Public Administration. Professor Lindquist served as its Editor in Chief of the Temple Law Review and clerked for the Honorable Anthony J. Scirica at the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia. She later practiced law at Latham and Watkins in Washington, D.C. She also served as a research associate at the Federal Judicial Center in Washington D.C., assisting committees of the Federal Judicial Conference in addressing questions of judicial administration.

Georgia’s indictment of Trump is a confirmation of states’ rights, a favorite cause of Republicans since Reagan

Prof. Stefanie Lindquist elucidates a critical fact respective to the Trump indictment. All U.S. citizens are actually citizens of two separate governments: They are citizens of the United States as well as citizens of the state in which they live. And they are subject to two systems of law as a result.

Subjects: Criminal Law, Legal Research, United States Law

No, an indictment wouldn’t end Trump’s run for the presidency – he could even campaign or serve from a jail cell

Donald Trump announced his 2024 run for the presidency on Nov. 15. In his address he railed against what he perceived as the “persecution” of himself and his family, but made scant mention of his legal woes. Confirmation of Trump’s White House bid comes at a curious time – a week after a lackluster Republican midterm performance that many blamed on him. Moreover, it comes as the former president faces multiple criminal investigations over everything from his handling of classified documents, to allegations of falsifying the value of New York properties. There is also the not-so-small matter of a Justice Department investigation into the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol. The announcement has led some to speculate that Trump may be hoping that becoming a presidential candidate will in some way shield him from prosecution. Stefanie Lindquist, Foundation Professor of Law and Political Science, Arizona State University, answers critical questions including: does an indictment – or even a felony conviction – prevent a presidential candidate from running or serving in office?

Subjects: Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Legal Research, United States Law