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UT experts available to discuss presidential election results

After voters elected Donald Trump the nation’s 45th president, University of Toledo experts in constitutional law and international politics are available to discuss the impact of the Republican’s victory on the U.S. Supreme Court, executive orders and foreign relations.

Trump will be in a position to fill the current vacancy on the Supreme Court to replace Justice Antonin Scalia and up to three more over the course of his presidency, according to Lee Strang, the John W. Stoepler Professor of Law and Values at the UT College of Law.

“Donald Trump has the once-in-a-century opportunity to remake the Supreme Court,” Strang said. “During the campaign, Trump identified his potential nominees, which was a key move to maintain his electoral coalition. Now, up to four of them will solidify a conservative majority to interpret the Constitution according to its original meaning.”

Rebecca Zietlow, the Charles W. Fornoff Professor of Law and Values in the UT College of Law, is available to discuss “what Trump can do unilaterally, especially court appointments and executive orders.”

Joel Voss, assistant professor of political science, is available to discuss international politics.

“Trump’s presidential win creates unease internationally,” Voss said. “His win creates a whole list of possibilities, but it’s hard to guess what will happen.”


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