Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Robert Cooper participated in a panel discussion on the validity of the Electoral College at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. The participants' comments were summarized in an article in The Daily News. The panel discussed the historical development of the Electoral College and offered pros and cons to possible alternative methods of electing the president. According to Robert, the Electoral College "is worth looking at it periodically with a fresh eye to say, 'Is it really doing what it is supposed to do in a way that the American political system has developed? – Is it the best way to pick the one official in federal government who represents the entire nation?'"
The full article, "Electoral College Scenarios Emerge Early in 2016," was published by The Daily News on October 6, 2016, and is available online.