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Prblems in Democratic Process (LAW-707C-001)
Notice to students from abroad: This course focuses on American constitutional and statutory election law, which is quite different from election law elsewhere. Please take that into account when deciding to take this course. If you choose to take the course, I will be happy to have you.
Seminar: Advanced Constitutional Law_ Problems In The Electoral Processes
This seminar will deal primarily with current constitutional, statutory and other problems related to elections. It will focus on such matters as the constitutional structure of our electoral process, women's suffrage, voting and wealth, race, the Voting Rights Act, gerrymandering, voter registration and voting, including current controversies about voter IDs, early voting etc., and campaign finance. There is no exam, but a term paper is required. Registration is limited to 15 students.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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Title: The Law of Democracy
Author: Issacharoff, Karlan, and Pildes
Publisher/Ed.: Foundation Press (4th ed. 2012)
First Class Readings
Casebook pp. 1-16 (top)
Which provisions of the US Constitution deal with voting? What are some significant differences from foreign systems?
Florida (posted on MyWCL)
Some History (posted on MyWCL)
The syllabus is available in the following format(s):