The Supreme Court and Election Law
Judging Equality from Baker v. Carr to Bush v. Gore
By (author) Richard L. Hasen
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Supreme Court and Election Law by Richard L. Hasen
Book DescriptionIn the first comprehensive study of election law since the Supreme Court decided Bush v. Gore, Richard L. Hasen rethinks the Court's role in regulating elections. Drawing on the case files of the Warren, Burger, and Rehnquist courts, Hasen roots the Court's intervention in political process cases to the landmark 1962 case, Baker v. Carr. The case opened the courts to a variety of election law disputes, to the point that the courts now control and direct major aspects of the American electoral process. The Supreme Court does have a crucial role to play in protecting a socially constructed "core" of political equality principles, contends Hasen, but it should leave contested questions of political equality to the political process itself. Under this standard, many of the Court's most important election law cases from Baker to Bush have been wrongly decided.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780814736913
(5830mm x 3895mm x 16mm)
Imprint: New York University Press
Publisher: New York University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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In terms of the administration of elections, the 2000 presidential race was a watershed event. Written by one of America's best-known experts on election law, this book argues that the next very close presidential election has the potential to cause serious damage.
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Author Biography - Richard L. Hasen
Richard L. Hasen is Professor of Law at UC Irvine School of Law.
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