The Supreme Court and Election Law: Judging Equality from Baker v. Carr to Bush v. Gore (Hardcover)

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In the first comprehensive study of election law since the Supreme Court decided Bush v. Gore, Richard L. Hasen rethinks the Court's role in regulating elections. Drawing on the case files of the Warren, Burger, and Rehnquist courts, Hasen roots the Court's intervention in political process cases to the landmark 1962 case, Baker v. Carr. The case opened the courts to a variety of election law disputes, to the point that the courts now control and direct major aspects of the American electoral process.

The Supreme Court does have a crucial role to play in protecting a socially constructed "core" of political equality principles, contends Hasen, but it should leave contested questions of political equality to the political process itself. Under this standard, many of the Court's most important election law cases from Baker to Bush have been wrongly decided.

About the Author


Richard L. Hasen is Professor of Law at UC Irvine School of Law.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780814736593
ISBN-10: 0814736599
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2003
Pages: 227
Language: English

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