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 and The Justice of Contradictions: Antonin Scalia and the Politics of Disruption.

Jurisprudence
Dec. 10 2018 2:38 PMTrump’s “Obama Did It Too” Legal Defense Does Not Hold an Ounce of Water
Jurisprudence
Nov. 27 2018 5:48 PMStacey Abrams’ New Lawsuit Against Georgia’s Broken Voting System Is Incredibly Smart
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Nov. 12 2018 2:58 PMWhat’s Happening in Florida Is a Nightmare. 2020 Could Be So Much Worse.
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Nov. 2 2018 3:57 PMJudges Are Telling Minority Voters They’re Probably Being Disenfranchised, but It’s Too Late to Do Anything About It
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Oct. 23 2018 5:50 AMIs the Assault on Voting Rights Getting Worse, or Are We Just Noticing It More?
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Sept. 12 2018 1:27 PMSusan Collins Complains of “Bribery” After Nonbillionaires Try to Influence Her Kavanaugh VoteIt’s not illegal when plutocrats do it.
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Aug. 21 2018 8:12 PMMichael Cohen’s Guilty Plea Directly Implicates Donald Trump in a Felony
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July 2 2018 2:24 PMHow Justice Kennedy’s Successor Will Wreak Havoc on Voting Rights and American Democracy
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June 26 2018 1:38 PMDid Justice Anthony Kennedy Just Signal His Retirement? (Update: Yes.)The depressing defeatism of Kennedy’s work this term indicates his time on the court could be coming to an end.
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June 18 2018 1:03 PMJustice Kennedy Still Won’t Rule on GerrymanderingThe latest SCOTUS opinions show that the other justices are still trying to convince their swing voter to make up his mind.
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June 11 2018 12:33 PMSonia Sotomayor’s Dissent in the Big Voter-Purge Case Points to How the Law Might Still Be Struck Down
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March 28 2018 5:55 AMScalia’s Legacy Is Stronger Than EverRather than fading since his death, it has only grown.
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Feb. 17 2018 4:08 PMThe Campaign Finance Loophole That Could Make the Next Russian Attack Perfectly Legal
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July 12 2017 4:38 PMDonald Trump Jr.’s Free Speech DefenseIt’s as bogus as it sounds.
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March 20 2017 9:28 AMDoes the First Amendment Protect Trump’s Travel Ban?A 9th Circuit judge just gave the Supreme Court’s conservatives an excuse to uphold the president’s bigoted executive order.
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Dec. 7 2018 5:13 PMThe GOP Is Using Republican Election Fraud to Try to Punish Democrats
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Nov. 18 2018 6:57 PMWhy Democrats Should Not Call the Georgia Governor’s Race “Stolen”There are three important reasons to cool this rhetoric, despite Brian Kemp’s odious voter suppression efforts.
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Nov. 4 2018 3:47 PMBrian Kemp Just Engaged in a Last-Minute Act of Banana-Republic Level Voter Manipulation in Georgia
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Oct. 30 2018 10:11 AMHow Democrats Can Reverse Years of Voter SuppressionIt doesn’t require packing the Supreme Court.
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Oct. 18 2018 9:30 AMLiberals Must Embrace a Bankrupt Judicial Philosophy to Have Any Chance of Winning at the Supreme Court
Jurisprudence
Sept. 3 2018 5:29 PMBrett Kavanaugh May Soon Unshackle All Rich Political DonorsThe Supreme Court nominee opposes even the most basic campaign finance limits.
The Slatest
Aug. 16 2018 7:51 PMThe Chance of Michael Cohen Facing Criminal Campaign Finance Charges Just Went Up
Jurisprudence
June 27 2018 3:40 PMThe Only Thing That Might Stop Trump From Replacing Kennedy With a Scalia Clone
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June 25 2018 2:20 PMSuppression of Minority Voting Rights Is About to Get Way WorseThe Supreme Court has put its thumb on the scales in favor of discriminatory states.
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June 14 2018 12:31 PMThe Supreme Court Made a Good Decision on Election LawIn praise of the ruling in Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky.
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May 3 2018 12:17 AMRudy Giuliani May Have Just Implicated President Trump In Serious Campaign Finance Violations
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Feb. 27 2018 4:13 PMFree Speech vs. Freedom From IntimidationThe Supreme Court is set to reconsider campaigning at the ballot box. Justice Scalia got it right the first time.
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Nov. 27 2017 2:55 PMVote Suppressors UnleashedA district judge might be handing Donald Trump a chance to supercharge voter suppression.
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June 30 2017 12:59 PMTrump’s Voter Fraud EndgameHis “election integrity” investigation is a pretext to repeal the National Voter Registration Act. It won’t work.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 2 2017 4:22 AMThere’s a Simple Step North Carolina’s New Governor Could Take to Strengthen Voting RightsBut he’d better move fast.

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