The conference will explore the current state of political and electoral legal practice, with an eye to generating new ideas for research and advocacy. Election and political law have undergone radical changes in the past five years. The Supreme Court’s recent decisions in Citizens United v. FEC, McCutcheon v. FEC, and Shelby County v. Holder have systematically reshaped our campaign finance and voting rights regimes. We can expect these changes in the law to have significant, long-term effects on electoral politics. Yet most analyses have focused on these decisions’ individual impacts rather than their collective consequences on our political system. Our conference will bring together election administrators, litigators, campaign practitioners, and academics to take comprehensive stock of the state of our electoral regime, uncover opportunities for new scholarship, and discuss likely directions for future campaign practice.
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