Election Law

Author: Daniel Hays Lowenstein
Publisher:
ISBN: 1611631785
Size: 18.60 MB
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The new streamlined and student-friendly Fifth Edition of Election Law: Cases and Materials fully covers developments in election law in the 2012 election season including; extensive coverage of Citizens United, super PACs, and other campaign finance developments; emerging issues in voting rights and redistricting, including coverage of the Texas redistricting and voter identification cases; and new coverage of issues in judicial elections. It will continue to include perspectives from law and political science, and is appropriate in both law and political science courses. The extensive campaign finance coverage makes the book appropriate for a campaign finance seminar as well. For the first time, an electronic version of the casebook will be available as well.

Election Law 2016

Author: Daniel Hays Lowenstein
Publisher:
ISBN: 1531000894
Size: 13.32 MB
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The 2016 Supplement to the fifth edition of Election Law: Cases and Materials is up to date through the end of the Supreme Court's October 2015 term. It includes excerpts of the Supreme Court¿s decisions in McCutcheon v. FEC and other post-Citizens United campaign finance cases, as well as Shelby County v. Holder, which struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. This year's supplement covers recent redistricting cases from Alabama, Arizona, Texas, and Virginia, including Evenwel v. Abbott, the latest word on the meaning of one person, one vote. The supplement also considers new developments in voting rights, including ongoing lawsuits over voter identification, early voting, and voter registration, as well as litigation over citizenship requirements under the Elections Clause following the Supreme Court¿s opinion in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council. Finally the supplement covers the Court¿s decision in Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus regarding false campaign speech.

Election Law Fifth Edition

Author: Daniel Hays Lowenstein
Publisher:
ISBN: 1611638151
Size: 15.53 MB
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The 2015 Supplement to the fifth edition of Election Law: Cases and Materials is up to date through the end of the Supreme Court's October 2014 term. It includes an edited version of the Supreme Court's new campaign finance case, McCutcheon v. FEC, an edited version of Shelby County v. Holder, and coverage of the Supreme Court's consideration of new redistricting cases from Alabama and Arizona, raising new questions about racial gerrymandering claims and the scope of state power to enact citizen redistricting commissions for congressional districts via voter initiative. The supplement also considers developments in Voting Rights Act litigation after the Supreme Court's Shelby County case, including new disputes over voter identification requirements, and covers litigation over citizenship and other state registration and voting requirements under the Elections Clause following the Supreme Court's opinion in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council. It also covers the Susan B. Anthony false campaign speech case.

Election Law In A Nutshell

Author: Daniel Tokaji
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 9781683283096
Size: 15.18 MB
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Election law is a dynamic and rapidly expanding field that generates enormous public interest. It is also of great practical importance to lawyers and law students, with increasing litigation and many controversial Supreme Court decisions such as Bush v. Gore, Citizens United v. FEC, and Shelby County v. Holder. This Nutshell provides a succinct and thorough description of the law governing elections, the right to vote, and the political process in the United States. The topics addressed include “one person, one vote,” gerrymandering, minority voting rights, ballot access, voter identification, recounts, direct democracy, and campaign finance. The Nutshell covers U.S. constitutional law in these areas, as well as the Voting Rights Act, Federal Election Campaign Act, and other essential statutes. It includes Evenwel v. Abbott, McDonnell v. United States, and other cases from the 2015-16 Supreme Court Term.

The Voting Wars

Author: Richard L. Hasen
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300184211
Size: 16.16 MB
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In 2000, just a few hundred votes out of millions cast in the state of Florida separated Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush from his Democratic opponent, Al Gore. The outcome of the election rested on Florida's 25 electoral votes, and legal wrangling continued for 36 days. Then, abruptly, one of the most controversial Supreme Court decisions in U.S. history, Bush v. Gore, cut short the battle. Since the Florida debacle we have witnessed a partisan war over election rules. Election litigation has skyrocketed, and election time brings out inevitable accusations by political partisans of voter fraud and voter suppression. These allegations have shaken public confidence, as campaigns deploy "armies of lawyers" and the partisan press revs up when elections are expected to be close and the stakes are high.

Plutocrats United

Author: Richard L. Hasen
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300216745
Size: 13.14 MB
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Campaign financing is one of today’s most divisive political issues. The left asserts that the electoral process is rife with corruption. The right protests that the real aim of campaign limits is to suppress political activity and protect incumbents. Meanwhile, money flows freely on both sides. In Plutocrats United, Richard Hasen argues that both left and right avoid the key issue of the new Citizens United era: balancing political inequality with free speech. The Supreme Court has long held that corruption and its appearance are the only reasons to constitutionally restrict campaign funds. Progressives often agree but have a much broader view of corruption. Hasen argues for a new focus and way forward: if the government is to ensure robust political debate, the Supreme Court should allow limits on money in politics to prevent those with great economic power from distorting the political process.