Blog Downtime, Blogging Break, and Happy Holidays!

On Saturday the Election Law Blog will be down for maintenance.

Blogging will be light through New Years–regular ELB News and Commentary mailings for Election Law listserv members will resume on January 6.

Once again it has been a busy year for the Election Law Blog and 2014 promises some big news in the area of voting rights, campaign finance, filibuster reform/political polarization and other topics. More posts from ELB regular commentators are on tap as well.

I wish all my readers a safe, healthy and happy 2014.

Below the fold you’ll find a list of articles and opeds that I’ve published (or that were released in draft) in 2013.  Thanks for reading!

Forthcoming Publications, Recent Articles, and Working Papers

Race or Party? How Courts Should Think About Republican Efforts to Make it Harder to Vote in North Carolina and Elsewhere, 127 Harvard Law Review Forum (forthcoming 2014) (draft available)

Shelby County and the Illusion of Minimalism, William and Mary Bill of Rights J. (forthcoming 2014) (draft available)

Three Wrong Progressive Approaches (and One Right One) to Campaign Finance Reform, Harvard Law & Policy Review (forthcoming Winter 2013) (draft available)

Keynote Address of Prof. Richard L. Hasen Given to the Voting Wars Symposium, March 23, 2013, 28 Journal of Law and Politics 417 (2013)

Political Dysfunction and Constitutional Change, 61 Drake Law Review 989 (2013) (symposium)

Is “Dependence Corruption” Distinct from a Political Equality Argument for Campaign Finance Reform? A Reply to Professor Lessig, 12 Election Law Journal 315 (2013)

The 2012 Voting Wars, Judicial Backstops, and the Resurrection of Bush v. Gore, 81 George Washington Law Review 1865 (2013)

A Constitutional Right to Lie in Campaigns and Elections?, 74 Montana Law Review 53 (2013)

End of the Dialogue? Political Polarization, the Supreme Court, and Congress, 86 Southern California Law Review 205 (2013)

Recent Commentaries and Op-Eds

Voter Suppression’s New Pretext, New York Times, Nov. 15, 2013
The Next Citizens United?, Slate, Sept. 30, 2013

Why Was Tom DeLay’s Conviction Tossed?, Slate, Sept. 19, 2013


Supreme Error: North Carolina’s New Voter Suppression Law Shows Why the Voting Rights Act is Still Necessary, Slate, Aug. 19, 2013


Holder’s Texas-Sized Gambit: Will It Save the Voting Rights Act?, National Law Journal, Aug. 5, 2013


Will the GOP’s North Carolina End Run Backfire?, The Daily Beast, July 24, 2013


Court Due to Make a Second Trip Down the Aisle, Reuters Opinion, July 16, 2013


“Are the Liberal Justices Savvy or Suckers? They are playing to beat John Roberts at his long game, Slate, July 1, 2013


The Chief Justice’s Long Game, New York Times, June 25, 2013


What’s Taking the Supreme Court So Long?, Daily Beast, June 21, 2013


The Supreme Court Gives States New Weapons in the Voting Wars, Daily Beast, June 17, 2013


It’s About the Disclosure, Stupid: The larger failing behind the terrible IRS treatment of Tea Party groups, Slate, May 14, 2013


Same-Sex Marriage: Court on the Couch, Reuters Opinion, Mar. 26, 2013


The Voting Wars Within: Is the Justice Department Too Biased to Enforce the Voting Rights Act?, Slate, Mar. 18, 2013


Who Controls Voting Rights?, Reuters Opinion, Feb. 26, 2013


After Scalia: Don’t Give Up on Campaign Finance Reform, However Hopeless It Seems Now, Slate, Feb. 21, 2013


If the Court Strikes Down Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, Reuters Opinion, Jan. 30, 2013


Democrats, Don’t Freak Out! Why Fear that Republicans Will Gerrymander the Electoral College are Overblown, Slate, Jan. 25, 2013



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