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UH Law Center Expert Available to Discuss the 14th Amendment's Disqualification Clause

Feb. 12, 2024 — In light of recent events, including the case involving former President Donald Trump, Professor Emily Berman can provide nuanced insights into the Disqualification Clause and its potential legal and political impact.

Professor Berman is a constitutional law professor at the University of Houston Law Center. Some of her comments on the topic are:

"Currently, there are several places where the clause is being litigated... but of course, the most important cases are the ones that have been brought challenging President Trump’s eligibility to be on the ballot, and those suits are being brought in about 33 states.”

“When you read the clause, it says: if you held office and you engaged in rebellion, you’re not eligible to hold office again. It seems relatively simple. But when you dig down into it, there are actually numerous difficult legal questions that have never been brought up before.” Professor Berman expands on key aspects of the Disqualification Clause in this video.

If you are interested in interviewing Professor Berman, please contact Carrie Anna Criado, UH Law Center Assistant Dean of Communications and Marketing, 713-743-2184, cacriado@central.uh.edu or Bonnie Buffaloe, Communications Manager, 713-743-9137, blbuffaloe@uh.edu.

Emily Berman, Professor of Law and Royce R. Till Professorship at the University of Houston Law Center.

Emily Berman, Professor of Law and Royce R. Till Professorship at the University of Houston Law Center.

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UH Law Center Professor Emily Berman Discusses Disqualification Clause of the 14th Amendment

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