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Introduction: Constitutional Law and Elections
This spring, we find ourselves in the midst of a contentious election season, therefore. we are focusing this year's constitutional law issue on elections.


What to Expect When You’re Electing: Federal Courts and the Political Thicket in 2012
Over the last decade, since the Supreme Court's decision in Bush v. Gore ending the controversy over whether George W. Bush or Al Gore earned Florida's electoral votes in the 2000 election and therefore the presidency, the amount of election law litigation has more than doubled...
Citizens United, Super PACs, and Corporate Spending on Political Campaigns: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going?
We are in the midst of a presidential election cycle like none seen in the past. Corporations and unions are free to spend as much as they wish on television and radio advertisements that support or attack candidates for...
Litigating Under the Voting Rights Act After the Texas Redistricting Cases
Two recent cases—Perry v. Perez and Perry v. Davis, commonly referred to as the Texas Redistricting Cases— represent the latest saga surrounding challenges to Texas' state legislative and congressional redistricting plans.
Is This the Beginning of the End of the Second Reconstruction?
The Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965 is deservedly known as the hallmark of the Second Reconstruction.