Election Law in a Nutshell

Author: Tokaji, Daniel P.
Edition: 1st
Copyright Date: 2013
  • Publication Date: August 26th, 2013
  • ISBN: 9780314268471
  • Subject: Election and Voting Rights
  • Series: Nutshells
  • Type: Overviews
  • Description: Election law is a dynamic and quickly growing field that has garnered enormous public interest. It is a subject of great practical importance to lawyers and law students, with increasing litigation and several important decisions from the Supreme Court in recent years. Tokaji's Election Law in a Nutshell provides a succinct and thorough description of the law governing voting rights, elections, and the political process in the United States. The topics addressed include the fundamental right to vote, gerrymandering, minority voting rights, ballot access, voter identification, recounts, direct democracy, and campaign finance. The Nutshell covers the constitutional law in these areas, including rights of free speech and equal protection, as well as the Voting Rights Act and other essential statutes. It addresses Shelby County v. Holder and other cases from the 2012-13 Supreme Court Term.