Joshua Spivak

Joshua Spivak

Joshua Spivak is a senior research fellow at Berkeley Law’s California Constitution Center and a senior fellow at the Hugh L. Carey Institute for Government Reform at Wagner College. He is the author of "Recall Elections: From Alexander Hamilton to Gavin Newsom."

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell

Failed Cantrell recall effort could lead to changes in Louisiana law

By: - March 30, 2023

The action-packed recall attempt against New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell failed in explosive fashion. The registrar of voters, who tossed out almost 60% of the signatures, noting some sheets were filled with cartoon names and many were reportedly copies. There have been plenty of recall attempts across the country that flamed out, but few have […]