Happy New Year!

Once again it has been a busy year for the Election Law Blog and 2013 promises some big news as well in the area of voting rights, campaign finance, filibuster reform/political polarization and other topics.

i wish all my readers a safe, healthy and happy 2013.

Below the fold you’ll find a list of books, articles, and opeds that I’ve published (or that were released in draft) in 2012.  Thanks for reading!


The Voting Wars: From Florida 2000 to the Next Election Meltdown (Yale University Press,  2012)

Election Law–Cases and Materials (5th edition 2012) (with Daniel Hays Lowenstein and Daniel P. Tokaji)


The 2012 Voting Wars, Judicial Backstops, and the Resurrection of Bush v. Gore, George Washington Law Review (forthcoming 2013) (draft available)

A Constitutional Right to Lie in Campaigns and Elections?, Montana Law Review (forthcoming 2013) (draft available)

End of the Dialogue? Political Polarization, the Supreme Court, and Congress, 86 Southern California Law Review (forthcoming 2013) (draft available)

Fixing Washington, 126 Harvard Law Review (2012) (draft available)

What to Expect When You’re Electing: Federal Courts and the Political Thicket in 2012, Federal Lawyer, (2012)( draft available)

Chill Out: A Qualified Defense of Campaign Finance Disclosure Laws in the Internet Age, Journal of Law and Politics (2012) (draft available)

Lobbying, Rent Seeking, and the Constitution, 64 Stanford Law Review (2012) (draft available)

Anticipatory Overrulings, Invitations, Time Bombs, and Inadvertence: How Supreme Court Justices Move the Law, Emory Law Journal (forthcoming 2012) (draft available)

Teaching Bush v. Gore as History, St. Louis University Law Review (2012) (symposium on teaching election law) (draft available)

Opeds and Commentaries

Big Money Lost, But Don’t Be Relieved, CNN Opinion, Nov. 9, 2012

A Better Way to Vote: Nationalize Oversight and Control, NY Times, “Room for Debate” blog, Nov. 9, 2012

Election Day Dispatches Entry 5: Black Panthers, Navy Seals, and Mysterious Voting Machines, Slate, Nov. 6, 2012

Behind the Voting Wars, A Clash of Philosophies, Sacramento Bee, Nov. 4, 2012

How Many More Near-Election Disasters Before Congress Wakes Up?, The Daily Beast, Oct. 30, 2012

Will Bush v. Gore Save Barack Obama? If Obama Narrowly Wins Ohio, He Can Thank Scalia and the Court’s Conservatives, Slate, Oct. 26, 2012

Will Voter Suppression and Dirty Tricks Swing the Election?, Salon, Oct. 22, 2012

Is the Supreme Court About to Swing Another Presidential Election? If the Court Cuts Early Voting in Ohio, It Could Be a Difference Maker in the Buckeye State, Slate, Oct. 15, 2012

Election Truthers: Will Republicans Accept an Obama Election Victory?, Slate, Oct. 9, 2012

Wrong Number: The Crucial Ohio Voting Battle You Haven’t Heard About, Slate, Oct. 1, 2012

Litigating the Vote, National Law Journal, Aug. 27, 2012

Military Voters as Political Pawns, San Diego Union-Tribune, August 19, 2012

Tweeting the Next Election Meltdown: If the Next Presidential Election Goes into Overtime, Heaven Help Us. It’s Gonna Get Ugly, Slate, Aug. 14, 2012

A Detente Before the Election, New York Times, August 5, 2012

Worse Than Watergate: The New Campaign Finance Order Puts the Corruption of the 1970s to Shame, Slate, July 19, 2012

Has SCOTUS OK’d Campaign Dirty Tricks?, Politico, July 10, 2012

End the Voting Wars: Take our elections out of the hands of the partisan and the incompetent, Slate, June 13, 2012

Citizens: Speech, No Consequences, Politico, May 31, 2012

Is Campaign Disclosure Heading Back to the Supreme Court? Don’t expect to see Karl Rove’s Rolodex just yet, Slate, May 16, 2012

Unleash the Hounds Why Justice Souter should publish his secret dissent in Citizens United, Slate, May 16, 2012

Why Washington Can’t Be Fixed; And is about to get a lot worse, Slate, May 9, 2012

Let John Edwards Go! Edwards may be a liar and a philanderer, but his conviction will do more harm than good, Slate, April 23, 2012

The Real Loser of the Scott Walker Recall? The State of Wisconsin, The New Republic, April 13, 2012

A Court of Radicals: If the justices strike down Obamacare, it may have grave political implications for the court itself, Slate, March 30, 2012

Of Super PACs and Corruption, Politico, March 22, 2012

Texas Voter ID Law May Be Headed to the Supreme Court, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Mar. 13, 2012

“The Numbers Don’t Lie: If you aren’t sure Citizens United gave rise to the Super PACs, just follow the money, Slate, Mar. 9, 2012

Stephen Colbert: Presidential Kingmaker?, Politico, Mar. 5 2012

Occupy the Super PACs; Justice Ginsburg knows the Citizens United decision was a mistake. Now she appears to be ready to speak truth to power, Slate, Feb. 20, 2012

Kill the Caucuses! Maine, Nevada, and Iowa were embarrassing. It’s time to make primaries the rule, Slate, Feb. 15, 2012

The Biggest Danger of Super PACs, CNN Politics, Jan. 9, 2012

This Case is a Trojan Horse, New York Times “Room for Debate” blog, Jan. 6, 2012 (forum on Bluman v. FEC)



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