Election Law Journal 12:3 — Responses to Shelby County

The fall issue of Election Law Journal is now available.  It features ten short essays on the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County from members of our illustrious editorial board.  Here’s the full table of contents:

The Party Line: Shelby County and Beyond, by Daniel P. Tokaji, Paul Gronke


Is It the Message or the Person? Lessons from a Field Experiment About Who Converts to Permanent Vote by Mail, by Keith Smith, Dari E. Sylvester

Gerrymandering from the Bench? The Electoral Consequences of Judicial Redistricting, by James B. Cottrill, Terri J. Peretti

Using Spatial Techniques and Counterfactual Design to Examine Voting System Performance, by Iris Hui

Voting by Senior Citizens in Long-Term Care Facilities, by Richard J. Bonnie, Paul Freedman, Thomas M. Guterbock


Is “Dependence Corruption” Distinct from a Political Equality Argument for Campaign Finance Laws? A Reply to Professor Lessig, by Richard L. Hasen

Forum: Responses to Shelby County

What Does the Court’s Decision Mean?, by Richard H. Pildes

Why Democrats May Benefit from Shelby County, by Charles S. Bullock III

Shelby County v. Holder: A Case of Judicial Hubris or a Clash of Ancient Principles?, by Mark Rush

Judges Are Not Social Scientists (Yet), by David C. Kimball

Voting Rights After Shelby County: Bring on the Election Geeks, by Doug Chapin

What Was Wrong with the Record?, by Ellen D. Katz

Devising a Sensible Trigger for Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, by Bernard Grofman

Moving Past Section 5: More Fingers or a New Dike?, by Bruce E. Cain

William Faulkner and the Dilemmas of Shelby County, by David Schultz

If Congress Won’t Act, the Nonprofit Community Can, by Edward B. Foley

Book Review

African American Legislators and Substantive Representation in Louisiana, by Richard L. Engstrom (reviewing Jas M. Sullivan and Jonathan Winburn, The Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus: Race and Representation in the Pelican State)

The winter issue (12:4), due out in December, will feature papers on Deliberative Democracy from a conference at NYU in the spring, organized by Ron Levy and our International Editor Graeme Orr.


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