Richard L. Hasen
Richard L. Hasen

Richard L. Hasen is a professor of law and political science at the University of California, Irvine, School of Law and is the author of Plutocrats United: Campaign Money, the Supreme Court, and the Distortion of American Elections. Follow him on Twitter.

Jurisprudence
May 14 2013 5:17 PMIt’s About Disclosure, StupidThe larger failing behind the terrible IRS treatment of Tea Party groups.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 21 2013 11:49 AMAfter ScaliaDon’t give up on campaign finance reform, however hopeless it seems now.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 10 2013 5:42 AMWhat’s Lost if the Voting Rights Act Falls?Minority voters will lose a key bargaining chip.
Politics
Oct. 26 2012 5:42 PMWill Bush v. Gore Save Barack Obama?If Obama narrowly wins Ohio, he can thank Justice Scalia and the court’s conservatives.
Politics
Oct. 9 2012 1:17 PMElection TruthersWill Republicans accept an Obama election victory?
Politics
Aug. 14 2012 3:50 AMTweeting the Next Election MeltdownIf the next presidential election goes into overtime, heaven help us. It’s gonna get ugly.
The Hive
June 14 2012 10:05 AMEnd the Voting WarsTake our elections out of the hands of the partisan and the incompetent.
Jurisprudence
May 16 2012 2:29 PMUnleash the HoundsWhy Justice Souter should publish his secret dissent in Citizens United.
Jurisprudence
April 23 2012 7:00 AMLet John Edwards Go!Edwards may be a liar and a philanderer, but his conviction will do more harm than good.
Politics
March 9 2012 2:56 PMThe Numbers Don’t LieIf you aren’t sure Citizens United gave rise to the super PACs, just follow the money.
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
March 18 2013 1:30 PMThe Voting Wars WithinIs the Department of Justice too biased to enforce the Voting Rights Act?
Politics
Jan. 25 2013 4:23 PMDemocrats, Don’t Freak Out!Why fears that Republicans will gerrymander the Electoral College are overblown.
Politics
Nov. 6 2012 4:07 PMElection Day DispatchesBlack Panthers, Navy Seals, and mysterious voting machines.
Politics
Oct. 15 2012 3:52 PMIs the Supreme Court About To Swing Another Presidential Election?If the court cuts early voting in Ohio, it could be a difference maker in the Buckeye State.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 1 2012 8:15 AMWrong NumberThe crucial Ohio voting battle you haven't heard about.
Jurisprudence
July 19 2012 2:55 PMWorse Than WatergateThe new campaign finance order puts the corruption of the 1970s to shame.
Jurisprudence
May 16 2012 5:42 PMIs Campaign Disclosure Heading Back to the Supreme Court?Don’t expect to see Karl Rove’s Rolodex just yet.
Politics
May 9 2012 2:19 PMWhy Washington Can’t Be FixedAnd is about to get a lot worse.
Politics
March 30 2012 4:36 PMA Court of RadicalsIf the justices strike down Obamacare, it may have grave political implications for the court itself.
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!

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