My Opeds and Commentaries 2012-2013

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Voter Suppression’s New Pretext, New York Times, Nov. 15, 2013

Making a Federal Case Out of It: How Democrats May Win the Virginia Attorney General’s Race, Slate, Nov. 11, 2013

Why Judge Posner Changed His Mind on Voter ID Laws, Daily Beast, October 23, 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

Big Money Lost, But Don’t Be Relieved, CNN Opinion, Nov. 9, 2012

A Better Way to Vote: Nationalize Oversight and Control, NY Times, “Room for Debate” blog, Nov. 9, 2012

Election Day Dispatches Entry 5: Black Panthers, Navy Seals, and Mysterious Voting Machines, Slate, Nov. 6, 2012

Behind the Voting Wars, A Clash of Philosophies, Sacramento Bee, Nov. 4, 2012

How Many More Near-Election Disasters Before Congress Wakes Up?, The Daily Beast, Oct. 30, 2012

Will Bush v. Gore Save Barack Obama? If Obama Narrowly Wins Ohio, He Can Thank Scalia and the Court’s Conservatives, Slate, Oct. 26, 2012

Will Voter Suppression and Dirty Tricks Swing the Election?, Salon, Oct. 22, 2012

Is the Supreme Court About to Swing Another Presidential Election? If the Court Cuts Early Voting in Ohio, It Could Be a Difference Maker in the Buckeye State, Slate, Oct. 15, 2012

Election Truthers: Will Republicans Accept an Obama Election Victory?, Slate, Oct. 9, 2012

Wrong Number: The Crucial Ohio Voting Battle You Haven’t Heard About, Slate, Oct. 1, 2012

Litigating the Vote, National Law Journal, Aug. 27, 2012

Military Voters as Political Pawns, San Diego Union-Tribune, August 19, 2012

Tweeting the Next Election Meltdown: If the Next Presidential Election Goes into Overtime, Heaven Help Us. It’s Gonna Get Ugly, Slate, Aug. 14, 2012

A Detente Before the Election, New York Times, August 5, 2012

Worse Than Watergate: The New Campaign Finance Order Puts the Corruption of the 1970s to Shame, Slate, July 19, 2012

Has SCOTUS OK’d Campaign Dirty Tricks?, Politico, July 10, 2012

End the Voting Wars: Take our elections out of the hands of the partisan and the incompetent, Slate, June 13, 2012

Citizens: Speech, No Consequences, Politico, May 31, 2012

Is Campaign Disclosure Heading Back to the Supreme Court? Don’t expect to see Karl Rove’s Rolodex just yet, Slate, May 16, 2012

Unleash the Hounds: Why Justice Souter should publish his secret dissent in Citizens United, Slate, May 16, 2012

Why Washington Can’t Be Fixed; And is about to get a lot worse, Slate, May 9, 2012

Let John Edwards Go! Edwards may be a liar and a philanderer, but his conviction will do more harm than good, Slate, April 23, 2012

The Real Loser of the Scott Walker Recall? The State of Wisconsin, The New Republic, April 13, 2012

A Court of Radicals: If the justices strike down Obamacare, it may have grave political implications for the court itself, Slate, March 30, 2012

Of Super PACs and Corruption, Politico, March 22, 2012

Texas Voter ID Law May Be Headed to the Supreme Court, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Mar. 13, 2012

“The Numbers Don’t Lie: If you aren’t sure Citizens United gave rise to the Super PACs, just follow the money, Slate, Mar. 9, 2012

Stephen Colbert: Presidential Kingmaker?, Politico, Mar. 5 2012

Occupy the Super PACs; Justice Ginsburg knows the Citizens United decision was a mistake. Now she appears to be ready to speak truth to power, Slate, Feb. 20, 2012

Kill the Caucuses! Maine, Nevada, and Iowa were embarrassing. It’s time to make primaries the rule, Slate, Feb. 15, 2012

The Biggest Danger of Super PACs, CNN Politics, Jan. 9, 2012

This Case is a Trojan Horse, New York Times “Room for Debate” blog, Jan. 6, 2012 (forum on Bluman v. FEC)

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