I am delighted to have just signed off on the 5th edition of Lowenstein, Hasen, and Tokaji, Election Law–Cases and Materials as well as a 180-page revamped Teacher’s Manual. (The manual includes model syllabi for a general election law course, as well as specialized courses in campaign finance, election administration, and voting rights.)
I have posted the final version of the Table of Contents, as well as the final version of the Table of Cases, Table of Authorities, and Index. These latter tables run 50 pages, but the book’s content itself (mercifully) is now back under 1,000 pages.
The book should ship within 4-5 weeks, well in time for fall classes. It can be preordered now at the link above.
Here’s a brief description of what’s new for the 5th edition: “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.”