I’m happy to announce the imminent publication of Election Law in a Nutshell, coming later this month from West Academic Press. It’s designed for use by students with all the casebooks in the field. It will also be useful to practitioners looking for a succinct summary of the law, and others with an interest in election law. Here’s the description on West’s website:
Election law is a dynamic and quickly growing field that has garnered enormous public interest. It is a subject of great practical importance to lawyers and law students, with increasing litigation and several important decisions from the Supreme Court in recent years. This Nutshell provides a succinct and thorough description of the law governing voting rights, elections, and the political process in the United States. The topics addressed include the fundamental right to vote, gerrymandering, minority voting rights, ballot access, voter identification, recounts, direct democracy, and campaign finance. The Nutshell covers the constitutional law in these areas, including rights of free speech and equal protection, as well as the Voting Rights Act and other essential statutes. It addresses Shelby County v. Holder and other cases from the 2012-13 Supreme Court Term.
I believe that, casebooks aside, this is the first book summarizing the law in the field (at least in the modern era).