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Research Canons

Books and articles that are essential to a new academic in various areas of legal inquiry as suggested by contributors to PrawfsBlawg.

Election Law Articles

  1. Heather K. Gerken, Understanding the Right to an Undiluted Vote, 114 Harv. L. Rev. 1663 (2001) (suggested by Mike Dimino). 
  2. Pamela S.  Karlan, Two Section Twos and Two Section Fives: Voting Rights and Remedies After Flores 39 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 725 (1998) (suggested by Mike Dimino). 
  3. Richard L. Hasen, Buckley Is Dead, Long Live Buckley: The New Campaign Finance Incoherence of McConnell v. Federal Election Commission, 153 U. Pa. L. Rev. 31 (2004) (suggested by Mike Dimino). 
  4. Richard L. Hasen, Clipping Coupons for Democracy: An Egalitarian/Public Choice Defense of Campaign Finance Vouchers, 84 Cal. L. Rev. 1 (1996) (suggested by Mike Dimino). 
  5. Samuel Issacharoff & Richard Pildes, Politics as Markets: Partisan Lockups of the Democratic Process, 50 Stan. L. Rev. 643 (1998) (suggested by Mike Dimino). 
  6. Sam Issacharoff & Pamela S. Karlan, The Hydraulics of Campaign Finance Reform, 77 Tex. L. Rev. 1705 (1999) (suggested by Mike Dimino). 
  7. Daniel Hays Lowenstein, Associational Rights of Major Political Parties: A Skeptical Inquiry, 71 Tex. L. Rev. 1741 (1993) (suggested by Mike Dimino). 
  8. Daniel Hays Lowenstein, On Campaign Finance Reform: The Root of All Evil is Deeply Rooted, 18 Hofstra L. Rev. 301 (1989) (suggested by Mike Dimino). 
  9. Bradley Smith, Faulty Assumptions and Undemocratic Consequences of Campaign Finance Reform, 105 Yale L. J. 1049 (1996) (suggested by Mike Dimino). 
  10. Note also that electionlawblog.org is essential reading, too. (suggested by Mike Dimino). 

Election Law Books

  1. Bruce Ackerman & Ian Ayres, Voting with Dollars: Dollars: A New Paradigm for Campaign Finance (2002) (a few good ones to get us started, though everything about campaign finance is somewhat dated if published before McConnell v. FEC; suggested by Mike Dimino).
  2. Richard L. Hasen, The Supreme Court and Election Law (2003) (a few good ones to get us started, though everything about campaign finance is somewhat dated if published before McConnell v. FEC; suggested by Mike Dimino).
  3. Lani Guinier, The Tyranny of the Majority: Fundamental Fairness and Representative Democracy  (1994) (a few good ones to get us started, though everything about campaign finance is somewhat dated if published before McConnell v. FEC; suggested by Mike Dimino). 
  4. Brad A. Smith, Unfree Speech: The Folly of Campaign Finance Reform (2003) (a few good ones to get us started, though everything about campaign finance is somewhat dated if published before McConnell v. FEC; suggested by Mike Dimino).