Election law experts last week worked on a mock Supreme Court case involving a contested presidential election: McCain versus Obama.
The scenario: There's a severe Election Day snowstorm in Denver. The Democratic election director extends voting an extra two hours. The Republican secretary of state says that violates state law. The outcome of the presidential race rests on whether votes cast during the extended hours are counted.
Tuesday, the bipartisan panel in the moot court case ruled unanimously for Obama. The judges — former judges in real life — found that extending polling hours in Denver did not deprive voters elsewhere of their equal protection rights. All sides say they hope it doesn't come down to a similar legal dispute in real life.