Spring 2015
    Law No.: LAW7090
    Sched. No.: 115210180

Regulation of the Political Process
Section 1
Gilbert, Michael

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):MW, 0830-0950 (SL258)
Capacity:64 **This information is current as of 05/27/2015 06:15:04 AM**
Current Enrollment:62 **This information is current as of 05/27/2015 06:15:04 AM**

Course Description:

Democracy in theory may be the province of philosophers, but democracy in action belongs to lawyers. A web of constitutional, statutory, and administrative laws structure every aspect of the American political process. This course surveys these laws and the theories that animate them. Major topics include the right to vote and restrictions thereon, such as literacy, residency, and voter ID requirements; representation, which involves the number of people in legislative districts and the factors, including race and partisanship, that determine district boundaries; election administration, which encompasses voting technology and vote counting (think Bush v. Gore); and campaign finance, which involves the raising and spending of money in elections.