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.

The Slatest
Nov. 8 2016 4:51 PMDonald’s Trumped-Up Nevada Lawsuit Is a Fitting End to a Hateful Campaign
Jurisprudence
Oct. 17 2016 5:21 PMVoter FraudIt would be literally insane to try to steal an election in the way Donald Trump is alleging.
The Slatest
Oct. 6 2016 8:28 PMHurricane Matthew Could Have Devastating Consequences for the Election
Jurisprudence
July 19 2016 12:54 PMThe Real Reason Why Judges Should Keep Quiet About ElectionsThe restrictions remind judges to aspire to be apolitical.
Politics
Aug. 4 2015 11:04 AMHow to Save the Voting Rights ActWe need to stop trying to untangle racism and partisanship by agreeing on one simple idea. 
Politics
June 8 2015 4:05 PMIs Hillary Clinton Dooming Real Election Reform?If the Democratic front-runner cares so much about voting rights, then she shouldn’t be politicizing them.
Politics
April 22 2015 3:01 PMJeb the DestroyerJeb Bush is tearing down what little campaign finance law we have left.
Jurisprudence
Nov. 11 2014 7:47 AMThe Supreme Court’s Gerrymandering ConundrumDid Alabama legislators redraw district lines to hurt Democrats or to disenfranchise black voters?
Jurisprudence
Oct. 19 2014 1:05 PMDawn PatrolJustice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s critically important 5 a.m. wake-up call on voting rights.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 29 2014 10:30 AMThe Voting Wars Heat UpWill the Supreme Court allow states to restrict voting for partisan advantage?
Jurisprudence
July 23 2014 10:55 AMBad ReadersThe judges who ruled against Obamacare are following Scalia down a terrible path of interpretation.
Jurisprudence
June 20 2014 3:12 PMHere’s $20 Million for Your CandidateThe Scott Walker case could shred the remaining limits on influencing elections.
Politics
Feb. 10 2014 11:19 AMThe New Conservative Assault on Early VotingThe goal is to make the electorate smaller as well as more Republican.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 30 2013 1:49 PMThe Next Citizens United?The campaign finance case at the Supreme Court next week will be big—or huge.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 19 2013 12:08 PMSupreme ErrorNorth Carolina’s new voter suppression law shows why the Voting Rights Act is still necessary.
Jurisprudence
Nov. 3 2016 8:02 PMNot IntimidatedA court has gotten the Trump campaign on the record promising not to intimidate voters on Election Day. That is huge.
Politics
Oct. 8 2016 1:39 PMWhat Happens If Donald Trump Withdraws?The Electoral College would be the Republicans’ Hail Mary.
Jurisprudence
July 21 2016 9:28 AMThe Voting Rights Act Might Get Some Teeth BackThanks to an appeals ruling, Texas’ discriminatory voting laws could end up under federal oversight.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 2 2015 12:36 PMTexas Two-Steps All Over Voting RightsIt says it can make voting as difficult as it wants to, and any law that says otherwise is unconstitutional.
Jurisprudence
June 29 2015 2:57 PMMindlessly Literal Reading Loses AgainThis Supreme Court decision is a dig at Bush v. Gore.
Jurisprudence
May 26 2015 6:21 PMOnly Voters Count?Conservatives ask the Supreme Court to restrict states’ rights and overturn precedent.
Politics
April 16 2015 2:51 PMHillary Clinton’s Bad Campaign Finance IdeasShe’s right that money in politics is a problem. But suggesting a constitutional amendment is foolish.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 31 2014 4:09 PMLousy JudgmentThis year’s scary election ads will destroy any lingering confidence in the judicial branch.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 10 2014 10:16 AMHow to Predict a Voting Rights DecisionThe Supreme Court just made it harder to vote in some states and easier in others.
Jurisprudence
Aug. 18 2014 4:42 PMJust PoliticsJust because politics can be ugly doesn’t make it a crime.
Politics
June 20 2014 6:10 PMThe Political Gabfest: The “Inside Baseball” Bonus SegmentListen to election law expert Rick Hasen explain recent court rulings that could shape 2016.
Jurisprudence
April 2 2014 1:13 PMDie Another DayThe Supreme Court takes a big step closer to gutting the last bits of campaign finance reform.
Jurisprudence
Nov. 11 2013 5:56 PMMaking a Federal Case Out of ItHow Democrats may win the Virginia attorney general’s race.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 19 2013 2:21 PMWhy Was Tom DeLay’s Conviction Tossed?Corporate love set him free.
Jurisprudence
July 1 2013 2:29 PMAre the Liberal Justices Savvy or Suckers?They are playing to beat John Roberts at his long game.

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