Election Law

Jessica Furst, Money and Politics: Will Expenditure Limits Take Candidates out of the Money Race And Put Them Back in the Office?

59 Fla. L. Rev. 873 (2007) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: On March 4, 1897, William McKinley capped a prominent career in public service when he became America’s twenty-fifth President. Perhaps most onlookers attributed the victory to McKinley’s character, intellect, or years of political experience. However, those watching a bit closer may have correctly […]

Sandra Day O'Connor, Remarks on Judicial Independence

58 Fla. L. Rev. 1 (2006) | | | | TEXT :: Dedication of the Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center, University of Florida, Levin College of Law, Friday, September 9, 2005 It is a great pleasure to be here at the University of Florida to dedicate the Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center. Your new building […]

Jessica C. Furst, Election Law: "Three's a Crowd": Supreme Court Protection for the Two-Party System

58 Fla. L. Rev. 921 (2006) | | | | TEXT :: Oklahoma’s semiclosed primary law permits a political party to invite voters registered as Independent to vote in that party’s primary election. The Libertarian Party of Oklahoma (LPO) notified state election officials of its intent to open its primary to all voters, regardless of […]

Stephen A. Siegel, The Conscientious Congressman's Guide to the Electoral Count Act of 1887

56 Fla. L. Rev. 541 (2004) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Electoral vote counting is the oldest activity of the national government and among the oldest questions of constitutional law. It was Congress’s first task when a quorum appeared in the nation’s new legislature on April 6, 1789. It has happened every four years […]

Stephen B. Presser, A Conservative Comment on Professor Crump

56 Fla. L. Rev. 789 (2004) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: My assignment was to comment on Professor Crump’s article from a conservative perspective, to complement the response to his article from Dean Dennis Shields, who had been instrumental in administering the University of Michigan School of Law’s affirmative action policies approved in Grutter […]