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.

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.
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.
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
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.

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