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Federalist Society Features John Fund, Dean Charles on Elections

                   by Sam Diehl

The Federalist Society of the University of Minnesota Law School was pleased to host John Fund of the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, October 24, for a lecture on the importance of combating voter fraud and the serious threat it presents to our democracy. Mr. Fund’s insights were particularly interesting as Americans prepare to go to the polls in less than two weeks, and the debate continues on ways to modernize, streamline, and safeguard our country’s voting procedures in the aftermath of the Florida Recount in the 2000 Presidential election.

“We were thrilled to have Mr. Fund here to speak,” said Federalist Society President Sam Diehl. “He is widely regarded as one of the sharpest minds in American politics and a well established expert on the issue of voter fraud. The Federalist Society was proud to host him and it was great to have Dean Charles’s thoughtful response.”

Responding to Mr. Fund’s lecture was Dean Guy-Uriel Charles, who currently serves as a Co-Dean of the University of Minnesota Law School. He also teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, civil procedure, election law, law and politics, and race. Dean Charles was a member of the National Research Commission on Elections and Voting and the Century Foundation Working Group on Election Reform.

Mr. Fund is author of the book, “Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy.” He writes for OpinionJournal.com and the print edition of the Wall Street Journal Mr. Fund joined the Wall Street Journal in 1984 as deputy editorial features editor. He became an editorial page writer specializing in politics and government in 1986 and was a member of the Journal’s editorial board from 1995-2001.

This year the Federalist Society has hosted events and debates on Presidential Powers and the War on Terror, the war in Iraq, and gay marriage.  Upcoming events include debates on assisted suicide and media coverage of the election, among others.