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Friday, September 29, 2006

Research Canons: Election Law

Our next subject matter for the research canons project is Election Law.  (See here for a discussion of the research canons project, including some newly added categories, dates, and links to previous installments.)  Please comment on the books and articles that are essential to a new academic in the field.

Posted by Matt Bodie on September 29, 2006 at 08:25 AM in Research Canons | Permalink


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Here are a few good ones to get us started, though everything about campaign finance is somewhat dated if published before McConnell v. FEC:
Rick Hasen, The Supreme Court and Election Law (2003)
Lani Guinier, The Tyranny of the Majority (1994)
Brad Smith, Unfree Speech (2003)
Bruce Ackerman & Ian Ayres, Voting with Dollars (2002)
Heather Gerken, Understanding the Right to an Undiluted Vote, 114 Harv. L. Rev. 1663 (2001)
Dan Lowenstein, Associational Rights of Major Political Parties: A Skeptical Inquiry, 71 Tex. L. Rev. 1741 (1993)
Dan Lowenstein, On Campaign Finance Reform: The Root of All Evil is Deeply Rooted, 18 Hofstra L. Rev. 301 (1989)
Pam Karlan, Two Section Twos and Two Section Fives, 39 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 725 (1998)
Rick Hasen, Buckley Is Dead, Long Live Buckley, 153 U. Pa. L. Rev. 31 (2004)
Rick Hasen, Clipping Coupons for Democracy, 84 Cal. L. Rev. 1 (1996)
Sam Issacharoff & Rick Pildes, Politics as Markets, 50 Stan. L. Rev. 643 (1998)
Sam Issacharoff & Pam Karlan, The Hydraulics of Campaign Finance Reform, 77 Tex. L. Rev. 1705 (1999).
Brad Smith, Faulty Assumptions and Undemocratic Consequences of Campaign Finance Reform, 105 Yale L.J. 1049 (1996)
Note also that electionlawblog.org is essential reading, too.

Posted by: Mike Dimino | Sep 29, 2006 11:12:03 AM

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