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.

Politics
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.
Jurisprudence
Dec. 30 2011 1:09 PMHolder’s Voting Rights GambleThe Supreme Court’s voter ID showdown.
Jurisprudence
June 3 2011 3:31 PMA Cover-Up, Not a Crime.Why the case against John Edwards may be hard to prove.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 25 2011 10:13 AMThe FEC Is As Good As DeadThe new Republican commissioners are gutting campaign finance law.
Jurisprudence
Dec. 3 2010 4:39 PMElection HangoverThe real legacy of Bush v. Gore.
Politics
Oct. 26 2010 7:01 AMEvil Men in Black RobesSlate's judicial election campaign ad spooktacular!
Jurisprudence
Oct. 11 2010 1:18 PMUn-American InfluenceCould foreign spending on elections really be legal?
Jurisprudence
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.
Jurisprudence
April 12 2010 3:55 PMScalia's Retirement PartyLooking ahead to a conservative vacancy can help the Democrats at the polls.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 21 2010 12:58 PMMoney GrubbersThe Supreme Court kills campaign finance reform.
Recycled
Sept. 8 2009 6:59 AMHillary: The Movie, RevisitedThe Supreme Court gathers to decide whether an anti-Hillary documentary is constitutional.
Jurisprudence
April 27 2009 11:59 AMSordid BusinessWill the Supreme Court kill the Voting Rights Act?
Jurisprudence
Jan. 28 2009 1:50 PMLet Them Into the HouseThe D.C. Voting Rights Act is probably unconstitutional. Congress should pass it.
Politics
Sept. 8 2008 4:16 PMThe Ground GameThe campaigns have already begun fighting over ballots and rules for voter registration.
Jurisprudence
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.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 15 2012 2:34 PMKill the Caucuses!Maine, Nevada, and Iowa were embarrassing. It’s time to make primaries the rule.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 25 2011 2:01 PMSuper-Soft MoneyHow Justice Kennedy paved the way for “SuperPACS” and the return of soft money.
Jurisprudence
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?
Jurisprudence
Jan. 24 2011 6:20 PMLet Rahm Run!The Illinois courts should let the voters decide whether he'll be Chicago's next mayor.
Jurisprudence
Nov. 11 2010 6:04 PMAlaska's Big Spelling TestHow strong is Joe Miller's argument against the Leeza Markovsky vote?
Politics
Oct. 14 2010 4:06 PMShow Me the DonorsWhat's the point of disclosing campaign donations? Let's review.
Politics
Sept. 16 2010 11:44 AMToppled CastleThe real loser in the Tea Party wins is election reform.
Jurisprudence
April 30 2010 10:01 AMCrush Democracy but Save the KittensJustice Alito's double standard for the First Amendment.
Jurisprudence
April 6 2010 10:38 AMHushed MoneyCould Karl Rove's new 527 avoid campaign-finance disclosure requirements?
Jurisprudence
Sept. 14 2009 3:31 PMHow Liberals Can Win by Losing at the Roberts CourtThree strategies for turning a defeat into a (relative) victory.
Jurisprudence
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.
Jurisprudence
March 18 2009 2:07 PMFranken's MonsterWill Bush v. Gore bite Democrats in Coleman v. Franken?
Politics
Oct. 27 2008 4:03 PMRegistering DoubtIf we can nationalize banks, why not our election process?
Jurisprudence
April 29 2008 4:47 PMGaming IndianaThe quirky state voting law that could affect Tuesday's primary.
Jurisprudence
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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