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Election Law: Treatises and Texts
Covers U.S. elections, including campaign finance, voting rights, and election administration.
Published as a special issue of Legal Reference Services Quarterly, this text offers legal researchers an easy-to-use guide that provides thorough overviews of initiative and referendum laws within twenty-three states.
A complete history of the initiative and referendum process in the U.S., this text provides definitions of initiative and referendum, the roots of the initiative and referendum movement, the history of how the process has been used, regulations of the initiative process in each state, legislative attempts to regulate the process, and the role of the judiciary.
Provides over 230 tables and figures in chapters devoted to elections and political parties, public opinion and voting, the media, the three branches of U.S. government, foreign, military, and social and economic policy.
Including: online journals, PDF versions of books, maps, and statistics.
Profiles every senator, representative and governor, as well as the people and politics of every state and congressional district. Also provides interest group ratings, census data, key votes, campaign expenditures, and election results.
A compilation of handouts from an annual CLE, this PLI corporate law and practice course handbook includes overviews of PACs, federal and state lobbying laws, HLOGA, federal and state campaign laws, criminal enforcement of election laws, and several helpful charts comparing state and federal laws.
The first issue of this leading journal was published after the controversial Florida elections in 2000. Coverage includes legislation and litigation related to elections, challenges to the constitutionality of campaign finance laws, and efforts to change the rules for the selection of the U.S. President. (See also RSS feed on News tab.)
Call Number: (Langson) JF 1001 E43 / current issues online only
An international journal covering voting behavior, rational choice analysis of political acts, the properties of electoral systems, and work in game theory, political economy, or social choice relevant to elections. Also provides coverage of national elections and referendums in its 'Notes on Recent Elections' and 'National Elections: the cycle of elections' features. (See also RSS feed on News tab.)
Reference guide on the regulations and laws covering campaign contributions and proper contact with elected officials in each of the fifty states and the federal government. Each state and the federal government has its own chapter.
Authored by the Federal Judicial Center, this monograph provides an introduction to the field of redistricting litigation in three chapters: the law of redistricting, evidence of racially polarized voting, and some of the major case-management challenges presented by redistricting cases.
Treatises on Election Law
There is no major, multi-volume treatise specific to election law. However, election issues are addressed in:
Federal Procedure. Chapter 28 is "Elections and Elective Franchise."
West's Federal Administrative Practice. Part 22, "Civil Rights," includes Chapter 148 entitled, "Voting Rights."