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
Nov. 27 2017 2:55 PMVote Suppressors UnleashedA district judge might be handing Donald Trump a chance to supercharge voter suppression.
Jurisprudence
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.
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.
Jurisprudence
July 12 2017 4:38 PMDonald Trump Jr.’s Free Speech DefenseIt’s as bogus as it sounds.
Jurisprudence
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.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 25 2017 11:31 AMTrump’s Voting Investigation Is a Great IdeaAs long as it looks like this.
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.

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