ASU law expert speaks on Jan. 6 events at US Capitol


Stefanie Lindquist, senior vice president of Global Academic Initiatives at Arizona State University and a Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and School of Politics and Global Studies professor, was featured on several local TV news outlets regarding the events at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Lindquist, an expert on the U.S. Supreme Court, constitutional law and administrative law, discussed topics ranging from the attempted delay in certifying the election results, to the desecration of the Capitol building, to invoking the 25th Amendment.

“I think what happened yesterday in the Capitol was a disgrace, a desecration of one of the citadels of our democracy – our national Capitol building,” said Lindquist, who will be teaching Constitutional Law this spring to ASU Law students. “That has not happened since the War of 1812 when the British burned down the Capitol building. Since then we have had a safe space for our members of Congress to proceed with the lawmaking of the country. And to have that interrupted in the midst of a joint session of Congress is just disgraceful.”

More from Lindquist in video segments here:

Watch 3TV Good Morning AZ segment at 13:00-17:45

Watch CBS 5 Good Evening AZ segment at 1:45-5:40

Watch Fox 10 segment at 1:20-6:12

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