This course will explore the roles and rights of individual citizens, organizations, political parties and government entities in the American political system. Course topics will include; the right to vote; the right to political expression; the “one person, one vote” principle and reapportionment; associational rights and political organizing; the roles of political parties, corporations and other organizations; election administration (including voter identification and voting technology); and campaign finance. Whenever appropriate, current political events and policy debates will be used to illustrate the legal principles discussed. No background in politics or political science is required.
9:05 - 10:20 am
The Voting Wars: From Florida 2000 to the Next Election Meltdown
- Richard Hasen
Yale University Press
Election Law Cases and Materials
- Daniel Lowenstein et al