Blogging Break and Happy Holidays!

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Blogging will be light through New Year’s–-regular ELB News and Commentary mailings for Election Law listserv members will resume on January 4.

Once again it has been a busy year for the Election Law Blog and 2016 promises some big news in the litigation world as the campaign season heats up.

It will be particularly busy for me with the release of my new book, Plutocrats United, on January 12, and a book tour and talks beginning January 12 in Los Angeles with Zocalo Public Square.

I was honored that this year the Election Law Blog was named to the ABA Journal‘s “Blawg 100” Hall of Fame.

I wish all my readers a safe, healthy and happy 2016.

Below the fold you’ll find a list of books, articles and opeds that I’ve published (or that were released in draft) in 2015. Thanks for reading!

Plutocrats United: Campaign Money, the Supreme Court, and the Distortion of American Elections (Yale University Press, forthcoming January 2016)


The Book Tour and Talks, 2016 NEW!
“Heroin for political addicts.” — Tom Edsall


The Glannon Guide to Torts: Learning Torts Through Multiple-Choice Questions and Analysis (Aspen Publishers 3d ed. 2016) NEW!


Election Law’s Path in the Roberts Court’s First Decade: A Sharp Right Turn But with Speed Bumps and Surprising Twists (draft in progress, Nov. 2015)

Celebrity Justice: Supreme Court Edition (draft in progress, Oct. 2015) (forthcoming Green Bag)

Racial Gerrymandering’s Questionable Revival, Alabama Law Review (forthcoming 2015) (draft available)

Reining in the Purcell Principle, Florida State University Law Review (forthcoming 2015) (draft available)

When is Uniformity of People, Not Counties, Appropriate in Election Administration? The Cases of Early and Sunday Voting”, 2015 University of Chicago Legal Forum 193 (2015)

Democracy for GrownUps, New Rambler, Nov. 9, 2015

Why Isn’t Congress More Corrupt? A Preliminary Inquiry, 84 Fordham Law Review 429 (2015)

Response: Conscious Congressional Overriding of the Supreme Court, Gridlock, and Partisan Politics, 93 Texas Law Review See Also 263 (2015) (with Jim Buatti)

Opeds and Commentaries

Bush v. Gore in 2000: Partisans still in charge, Orlando Sentinel, Dec. 11, 2015

Justices will get no satisfaction with a new ‘one person, one vote’ rule, Los Angeles Times, Dec. 8, 2015

Justice Kennedy Heed Justice Kennedy: Money Buys Influence, National Law Journal, Oct. 30, 2015

When it comes to election law, red America and blue America are not at all alike, Los Angeles Times, Nov. 13, 2015

Why The Most Urgent Civil Rights Cause Of Our Time Is The Supreme Court Itself, Talking Points Memo, Sept. 28, 2015

Supreme Court Heads Back into the Political Thicket, Orange County Lawyer, Sept. 2015

Texas Two-Steps All Over Voting Rights; It says it can make voting as difficult as it wants to, and any law that says otherwise is unconstitutional, Slate, Sept. 2, 2015

Why the Selfie is a Threat to Democracy, Reuters Opinion, Aug. 18, 2015

The McCain-Feingold Law May Doom Itself, National Law Journal, Aug. 16, 2015

Congress Has the Power to Improve Elections, NY Times Room for Debate, Aug. 5, 2015

How to Save the Voting Rights Act, Slate, Aug. 4, 2015

The Voting Rights Act at a Crossroads, National Constitution Center Constitution Daily, Aug. 4, 2015

This is Why the Voting Rights Act is on Trial in North Carolina, Washington Post Monkey Cage Blog, Jul. 31, 2015

Ideology, Partisanship, and the New One Person, One Vote Case, SCOTUSBlog, Jul. 31, 2015

A Court of One: Anthony Kennedy, LA Times, Jun. 30, 2015

Is Hillary Clinton Dooming Real Election Reform?, Slate, Jun. 8, 2015

Only Voters Count? Conservatives ask the Supreme Court to restrict states’ rights and overturn precedent, Slate, May 26, 2015

From Supreme Court, a mixed blessing on campaign finance limits, L.A. Times, Apr. 30, 2015

Jeb the Destroyer: Jeb Bush is tearing down what little campaign finance law we have left, Slate, Apr. 22, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s Bad Campaign Finance Ideas; She’s right that money in politics is a problem. But suggesting a constitutional amendment is foolish, Slate, Apr. 16, 2015

Why ‘Selma is Now’, Moyers and Co., Mar. 5, 2015


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