Richard L. Hasen

Richard L. Hasen is a professor of law and political science at the UC–Irvine School of Law and is writing a book on campaign finance and political equality. Follow him on Twitter.

Feb. 20 2012 7:15 AMOccupy the Super PACsJustice Ginsburg knows the Citizens United decision was a mistake. Now she appears to be ready to speak truth to power.
Dec. 30 2011 1:09 PMHolder’s Voting Rights GambleThe Supreme Court’s voter ID showdown.
June 3 2011 3:31 PMA Cover-Up, Not a Crime.Why the case against John Edwards may be hard to prove.
Jan. 25 2011 10:13 AMThe FEC Is As Good As DeadThe new Republican commissioners are gutting campaign finance law.
Dec. 3 2010 4:39 PMElection HangoverThe real legacy of Bush v. Gore.
Oct. 26 2010 7:01 AMEvil Men in Black RobesSlate's judicial election campaign ad spooktacular!
Oct. 11 2010 1:18 PMUn-American InfluenceCould foreign spending on elections really be legal?
May 24 2010 12:16 PMThe Big Ban TheoryDoes Elena Kagan want to ban books? No, and she might even be a free-speech zealot.
April 12 2010 3:55 PMScalia's Retirement PartyLooking ahead to a conservative vacancy can help the Democrats at the polls.
Jan. 21 2010 12:58 PMMoney GrubbersThe Supreme Court kills campaign finance reform.
Sept. 8 2009 6:59 AMHillary: The Movie, RevisitedThe Supreme Court gathers to decide whether an anti-Hillary documentary is constitutional.
April 27 2009 11:59 AMSordid BusinessWill the Supreme Court kill the Voting Rights Act?
Jan. 28 2009 1:50 PMLet Them Into the HouseThe D.C. Voting Rights Act is probably unconstitutional. Congress should pass it.
Sept. 8 2008 4:16 PMThe Ground GameThe campaigns have already begun fighting over ballots and rules for voter registration.
March 7 2008 11:05 AMTaking the Democratic Party to CourtThe top three litigation strategies for pissed-off primary voters—and why they're doomed.
Feb. 15 2012 2:34 PMKill the Caucuses!Maine, Nevada, and Iowa were embarrassing. It’s time to make primaries the rule.
Oct. 25 2011 2:01 PMSuper-Soft MoneyHow Justice Kennedy paved the way for “SuperPACS” and the return of soft money.
March 25 2011 7:08 AMRich Candidate Expected To Win AgainDoes the Supreme Court care more about free speech for the wealthy than about political corruption?
Jan. 24 2011 6:20 PMLet Rahm Run!The Illinois courts should let the voters decide whether he'll be Chicago's next mayor.
Nov. 11 2010 6:04 PMAlaska's Big Spelling TestHow strong is Joe Miller's argument against the Leeza Markovsky vote?
Oct. 14 2010 4:06 PMShow Me the DonorsWhat's the point of disclosing campaign donations? Let's review.
Sept. 16 2010 11:44 AMToppled CastleThe real loser in the Tea Party wins is election reform.
April 30 2010 10:01 AMCrush Democracy but Save the KittensJustice Alito's double standard for the First Amendment.
April 6 2010 10:38 AMHushed MoneyCould Karl Rove's new 527 avoid campaign-finance disclosure requirements?
Sept. 14 2009 3:31 PMHow Liberals Can Win by Losing at the Roberts CourtThree strategies for turning a defeat into a (relative) victory.
June 29 2009 3:02 PMThe Supreme Court Gets Ready To Turn on the Corporate Fundraising SpigotThe case about the anti-Hillary ad got pushed back till September—and got bigger.
March 18 2009 2:07 PMFranken's MonsterWill Bush v. Gore bite Democrats in Coleman v. Franken?
Oct. 27 2008 4:03 PMRegistering DoubtIf we can nationalize banks, why not our election process?
April 29 2008 4:47 PMGaming IndianaThe quirky state voting law that could affect Tuesday's primary.
Feb. 5 2008 5:33 PMWhatever Happened to "One Person, One Vote"?Why the crazy caucus and primary rules are legal.




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Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Cheez-Its. Ritz. Triscuits.

Why all cracker names sound alike.

Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom

The Eye

This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059

Medical Examiner

Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?  

A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.

The Afghan Town With a Legitimately Good Tourism Pitch

A Futurama Writer on How the Vietnam War Shaped the Series

  News & Politics
Sept. 21 2014 11:34 PM People’s Climate March in Photos Hundreds of thousands of marchers took to the streets of NYC in the largest climate rally in history.
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 21 2014 1:15 PM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 5  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Time Heist."
Sept. 21 2014 9:00 PM Attractive People Being Funny While Doing Amusing and Sometimes Romantic Things Don’t dismiss it. Friends was a truly great show.
Future Tense
Sept. 21 2014 11:38 PM “Welcome to the War of Tomorrow” How Futurama’s writers depicted asymmetrical warfare.
  Health & Science
The Good Word
Sept. 21 2014 11:44 PM Does This Name Make Me Sound High-Fat? Why it just seems so right to call a cracker “Cheez-It.”
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.