The amount of election law litigation has more than doubled nationwide since the hotly contested 2000 presidential election, and more of that litigation is being fought in federal courts, according to a new study. In a draft article entitled "The Democracy Canon," Loyola Law School election law scholar Richard Hasen reports that during the 2007-2008 election season, the amount of election law litigation remained at more than double the rate before the controversial Bush v. Gore contest.
Election Law Litigation Has Doubled Since 2000
The National Law Journal
February 19, 2009