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Examples & Explanations for Legislation, Statutory Interpretation, and Election Law, Second Edition

  • Richard L. Hasen
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Examples & Explanations for Legislation, Statutory Interpretation, and Election Law, Second Edition is an up-to-date, user-friendly, and clear student-oriented treatise tackling the complex subjects in this field, including statutory interpretation, lobbying, bribery, redistricting, campaign finance law, and voting rights. The Second Edition is suitable for use with courses in Legislation and Regulation, Statutory Interpretation, Election Law, Voting Rights, and Campaign Finance. Written by Richard L. Hasen, one of the leading voices in the field of election law and legislation, no other statutory supplement is as comprehensive, up to date, and full of examples (and answers) to test student knowledge as Examples & Explanations for Legislation, Statutory Interpretation, and Election Law, Second Edition.

New to the 2nd Edition:

  • Coverage through the Supreme Court’s June 2019 decisions, including partisan gerrymandering, court deference to agency interpretations, and the litigation over a citizenship question on the 2020 census
  • Updated discussion of textualist methods of statutory interpretation following the death of Justice Scalia and the arrival of Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh
  • Consideration of how increased political polarization shapes the legislative process and judicial review of legislation
  • Updated material on campaign finance and voting rights

Professors and students will benefit from:

  • Straightforward presentation of often complex statutory and constitutional questions
  • Examples based upon real cases and easy-to-understand explanations
  • The book’s suitability to a variety of courses including: Legislation, Statutory Interpretation, Legislation Regulation, Election Law, Voting Rights, and Campaign Finance

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Richard L. Hasen
UCLA School of Law

div Professor Richard L. Hasen is an internationally recognized expert in election law, writing as well in the areas of legislation and statutory interpretation, remedies, and torts. He is co-author of leading casebooks in election law and remedies. Hasen served in 2020 as a CNN Election Law Analyst and in 2022 serves as an NBC NewsMSNBC Election Law Analyst. He directs UCLA Law’s Safeguarding Democracy Project. From 2001-2010, he served (with Dan Lowenstein) as founding co-editor of the quarterly peer-reviewed publication, emElection Law Journalem. He is the author of over 100 articles on election law issues, published in numerous journals including the emHarvard Law Reviewem, emStanford Law Reviewem, and emSupreme Court Reviewem. He was elected to The American Law Institute in 2009 and serves as Reporter (with Professor Douglas Laycock) on the ALI’s law reform project: Restatement (Third) of Torts: Remedies. He also is an adviser on the Restatement (Third) of Torts: Concluding Provisions. Professor Hasen was named one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America by emThe National Law Journalem in 2013, and one of the Top 100 Lawyers in California in 2005 and 2016 by the emLos Angelesem and emSan Francisco Daily Journalem. His op-eds and commentaries have appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Politico, and Slate. Hasen also writes the often-quoted Election Law Blog, which the emABA Journalem named to its “Blawg 100 Hall of Fame” in 2015. The emGreen Bagem recognized his 2018 book, emThe Justice of Contradictions: Antonin Scalia and the Politics of Disruptionem, for exemplary legal writing, and his 2016 book, emPlutocrats Unitedem, received a Scribes Book Award Honorable Mention. His most recent book, emCheap Speech: How Disinformation Poisons Our Politics—and How to Cure Item, published in March 2022 by Yale University Press, was named one of the four best books on disinformation by the New York Times. Professor Hasen holds a B.A. degree (with highest honors) from UC Berkeley, and a J.D., M.A., and Ph.D. (Political Science) from UCLA. After law school, Hasen clerked for the Honorable David R. Thompson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and then worked as a civil appellate lawyer at the Encino firm Horvitz and Levy. From 1994-1997, Hasen taught at the Chicago-Kent College of Law and from 1998-2011 he taught at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where he was named the William H. Hannon Distinguished Professor of Law in 2005. From 2011-2022, Hasen was Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine and Co-Director of the Fair Elections and Free Speech Center. He was a visiting professor at UCLA Law twice before joining the faculty in 2022.  div

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