Fall 2011 - 61200 - PA388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Election Law and Policy
|Instructor(s):|| Martinez, Ray
|Day & Time:||M 6:00 - 9:00 pm|
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Topics for these policy seminars have included environmental and natural resources policy, health-service delivery policy, social welfare policy, transportation policy, science and technology policy, international affairs, national security, urban and regional growth policy, and political campaigns.
The study of the electoral process and judicial regulation of campaigns usually focuses on theoretical discussions involving constitutional questions of free speech and/or equal protection. Traditional election law courses have been grounded primarily in the study of redistricting and campaign finance (focusing upon relevant constitutional principles such as "one person one vote") as well as federal statutory laws such as the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002. However, with the passage of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 and more recently, the Help America Vote Act of 2002, the law of election administration has been firmly established as yet another essential component of any well-rounded study of election law.