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Sore Loser Laws and Congressional Polarization

Barry C. Burden, Bradley Jones & Michael S. Kang, Sore Loser Laws and Congressional Polarization (2013), available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2354168. Abstract:  To enhance explanations for party polarization in the U.S. Congress, we focus on an unappreciated legal structure known as the sore loser law. By … Continue reading

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Severability & Electoral Silver Linings after Shelby, Citizens United, and Bennett

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Severability & Electoral Silver Linings after Shelby, Citizens United, and Bennett, Stetson University College of Law Research Paper No. 2013-11 (2013) available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2322180. Abstract:  This short essay addresses severability in recent U.S. Supreme Court cases about election law: Shelby County … Continue reading

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Campaign Disclosure in Direct Democracy

Michael S. Kang, Campaign Disclosure in Direct Democracy, 97 Minn. L. Rev. 1700 (2013). Abstract:  Not long ago, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor declared disclosure the “‘cornerstone’ to effective campaign finance reform,” but campaign disclosure laws now are under legal and … Continue reading

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America’s Top Model: The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board

Daniel P. Tokaji, America’s Top Model: The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (2013) (forthcoming U.C. Irvine Law Review), available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2201587. Abstract:  The United States is an outlier among democratic countries when it comes to the institutions charged with running our elections. Most other democratic … Continue reading

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Election Law in the American Political System

Guy-Uriel E. Charles & James A. Gardner, Election Law in the American Political System (2012). Book Summary:  This new Election Law casebook, published by Aspen, and suitable for use in law schools and political science departments, offers a distinct alternative to … Continue reading

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Election Law: Cases And Materials

Daniel Hays Lowenstein, Richard L. Hasen & Daniel P. Tokaji, Election Law: Cases and Materials (2012). Book Summary:  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 … Continue reading

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Sore Loser Laws and Democratic Contestation

Michael S. Kang, Sore Loser Laws and Democratic Contestation, 99 Geo. L.J. 1013 (2011). Abstract:  Courts have spent a decade striking down party reforms aimed at reducing the ideological polarization of the two major political parties, but this Article proposes a … Continue reading

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