My Opeds and Commentaries 2006 – 2009

Cleaning up the blog. Below the fold are my opeds from the 2006-2009 period

How Liberals Can Win by Losing at the Roberts Court, Slate, Sept. 14, 2009

The Campaign Finance End Game, N.Y. Times “Room for Debate” Blog, Sept. 8, 2009

The Supreme Court Gets Ready To Turn on the Corporate Fundraising Spigot, Slate, June 29, 2009

Get the Al Franken Show on the Road, L.A. Times, June 1, 2009

Sordid Business: Will the Supreme Court Kill the Voting Rights Act?, Slate, Apr. 27, 2009

Franken’s Monster: Will Bush v. Gore Bite Democrats in Coleman v. Franken?, Slate, Mar. 18, 2009

Let Them in the House: The D.C. Voting Rights Act is Probably Unconstitutional. Congress Should Pass It, Slate, Jan. 28, 2009

Topic A: What About Minnesota?, Washington Post, Jan. 7, 2009 (one of six contributors)

Electing the President in 2012: Three Predictions About How the Rules Might Differ Next Time Around, Findlaw, Nov. 4, 2008

Senator Obama’s $150-Million September and $600-Million Campaign: Signs that Our Campaign Finance Laws are Broken or Working?, Findlaw, Oct. 28, 2008

Registering Doubt: If We Can Nationalize Banks, Why Not Our Election Process?, Slate, Oct. 27, 2008

Eight Years After Bush v. Gore, Why is There Still So Much Election Litigation and What Does This Mean for Voter Confidence in the Electoral Process?, Findlaw, Oct. 20, 2008

The Ground Game, Slate, Sept. 8, 2008

Gaming Indiana: The Quirky State Voting Law That Could Affect Tuesday’s Primary, Slate, April 29, 2008

The Collapse of the Public Financing System for U.S. Presidential Campaigns: Blame Congress, Not the Candidates, Findlaw, April 22, 2008

About Face: The Roberts Court Sets the Stage for Shrinking Voting Rights, Putting Poor and Minority Voters Especially In Danger, Findlaw, Mar. 26, 2008

Taking the Democratic Party to Court, Slate, Mar. 7, 2008

Bubble Trouble on the Ballot; A complicated system and confusing ballot may have spoiled the vote for many independents, L.A.Times, Feb. 7, 2008

Whatever Happened to ‘One Person, One Vote’? Why the Crazy Caucus and Primary Rules are Legal, Slate, Feb. 5, 2008

Voting System is Haunted by Democratic Meltdown, Canberra Times (Australia), Jan. 22, 2008

Stephen Colbert’s “Hail to the Cheese” Presidential Candidacy: Why the Comedian’s Campaign Raises Serious Questions about the Role of Corporate Money In Elections, Findlaw, Nov. 9, 2007

Justice Thomas: Leading the Way to Campaign Finance Deregulation, First Amendment Center Online, October 8, 2007

Will California Put GOP Over Top?, San Diego Union-Tribune, September 25, 2007

A Voting Test for the High Court, Washington Post, September 19, 2007

Law and Dis-Order: The Imploding System for Choosing the Next President, Findlaw, August 29, 2007

E-voting Paranoia, or the Right Course?, Los Angeles Times, August 7, 2007

Faux Judicial Restraint in Full View, The Recorder/, June 29, 2007

Implausible Deniability: The Internet Foils Fudging by Three “Voter Fraud” Warriors, Slate, June 13, 2007

The Fraudulent Fraud Squad: The incredible, disappearing American Center for Voting Rights, Slate, May 18, 2007

Courts Need to Keep a Skeptical Eye on New Voter Identification Laws, Election Law @ Moritz Commentary, Apr. 24, 2007

Back on the Campaign Trail?, Legal Times (, Feb. 12, 2007 (on WRTL case)

It’s Time for the House to Pick Up the Pieces in Florida’s 13th District, Roll Call, Dec. 6, 2006

Keeping the Voting Clean, NY Times, Nov. 11, 2006

Ending Court Protection of Voters from the Initiative Process, 116 Yale Law Journal Pocket Part 115 (2006)

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