: “President Obama signed an executive order Thursday
creating the Presidential Commission on Election Administration, a panel tasked with formulating suggestions on how to cut down on long lines to vote and other problems that plagued voters in 2012.… Continue reading
: “Put aside that the hypocrisy question rarely is raised against those who defend unlimited contributions except when the big bucks are wielded against them. Can I be grateful for what Bloomberg is doing and still loathe Citizens… Continue reading
Bloomberg BNA breaking news: “The privacy rights of thousands of high-level federal employees could be violated if a provision of the STOCK Act requiring online disclosure of the employees’ financial information goes into effect, a federal judge said in a… Continue reading
. As my colleague Dan Lowenstein may note, “Steve Weir” is singular but “Data” are plural.
News from Indiana
No, a voter id law wouldn’t have helped—Indiana has one!
Chris Elmendorf, Cheryl Boudreau, and Scott MacKenzie have posted this draft
on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
Voters face difficult choices in low-information local elections. Despite the concerns this raises for voter competence, there are virtually no studies of whether… Continue reading
the case may have precedential value at a high court somewhere!
Last week I spoke at an excellent conference at the University of Virginia, sponsored by the Journal of Law and Politics. The university has now posted video and audio of my talk:
Richard Hasen on the State of Election… Continue reading
The new issue of Election Law Journal is now available
. The featured topic is International Eleciton Observation, with a set of papers co-edited by Emily Beaulieu. Here’s the table of contents:
The Party Line: The Value of Election Observation,… Continue reading
There’s been so much excellent stuff posted at SCOTUSBlog the last few days (well deserved winner of a Peabody
), I wanted to highlight a post
from Tom Goldstein that might have been lost in the rush. It is… Continue reading
from yesterday’s DOMA argument, relevant to the question whether gays and lesbians are discrete and insular minorities who may be entitled to have laws passed which discriminate against them subject to a heightened standard of review:
CHIEF JUSTICE… Continue reading