Listen: Legal Scholar Richard Hasen on Campaign Money and the Distortion of American Elections

Earlier this fall, Richard Hasen, noted authority on election law and campaign finance regulation, delivered the 2016 Constitution Day lecture on “Plutocrats United: Campaign Money, the Supreme Court, and the Distortion of American Elections." This is also the title of his most recent book (Yale, 2016).

Hasen, who is Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine, is founding co-editor of the Election Law Journal, writes the Election Law Blog, and is also the author of The Voting Wars: From Florida 2000 to the Next Election Meltdown (2012).  

Hasen was named one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America by The National Law Journal in 2013. The lecture, which is also the annual Political Science Department Gilbert Lecture, is sponsored by the President’s Office and the Department of Political Science.