March 24, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Central Time
ACS Madison: Presidential Debates: Past, Present, Future
Just four months ago, though it seems longer, more than 100 million people in this country watched at least one of the three Presidential and Vice-Presidential debates. In so doing, they helped sustain an indispensable component of the democratic process--sponsored, since 1988, by the non-partisan Commission on Presidential Debates. The road to each 90-minute debate had bumps and tortuous curves, as it does every four years, but in 2020 that road was even more challenging given Covid-19 and the very nature of the campaign and the candidates. Brady Williamson, a Madison lawyer, had a seat at the table for every one of the almost daily negotiations in Cleveland, in Salt Lake City, and in Nashville that led to each of the debates.
Join the ACS Madison, At-Large, and Austin Lawyer Chapters as we welcome him to talk about that experience and the legal and historical framework for candidate debates with an appropriate reference or two to Lincoln-Douglas and clips from the scattered debates beginning in 1960.
Brady Williamson, Shareholder, Godfrey & Kahn S.C.
Breanne Snapp, Habush, Habush & Rottier S.C.; Member, ACS Madison Lawyer Chapter Board of Directors
1.0 Hour of Wisconsin CLE credit is pending for this event.