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Thursday, November 11, 2021

Section Three in Indiana Law

Jack McNeil, a student in my Fourteenth Amendment seminar, has done some terrific research on Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment. As part of that, he has discovered the first state statute that I'm aware of expressly mentioning Section Three. Indiana law states that a candidate "for the office of elector for President and Vice President of the United States must have the qualifications provided in Article, Section 1, clause 2 of the Constitution of the United States and Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States." Section 3 is not mentioned as a qualification for any other office in Indiana (state or federal), which is odd. (Why did the statute single out presidential electors?)

Anyway, there is more to uncover. 

Posted by Gerard Magliocca on November 11, 2021 at 01:09 PM | Permalink

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