1st Edition

Supreme Court Cases on Political Representation, 1787-2001

By Christopher A. Anzalone Copyright 2002
    834 Pages
    by Routledge

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    This book includes every Supreme Court case relevant to elections and political representation from the Court's beginnings to 2001, including the 2001 decision in Cook v. Gralike that limited citizens' rights to instruct Federal representatives. It is a primary document reference book organized topically in sixteen chapters. Every case is included either as a full (edited) opinion, extensive excerpts of the opinion, or a detailed description of the case. As with the companion volume on gender and sexual equality, using this single volume a researcher can see how American legal history on the topic played out in its entirety. A Table of Cases, relevant Federal statutes, and an extensive bibliography further enhance the volume's usefulness.

    Chapter 1 Voters and Voting; Chapter 2 Poll Taxes and Literacy Tests; Chapter 3 Apportionment and Redistricting; Chapter 4 The Decennial Census; Chapter 5 Seeking Public Office; Chapter 6 Political Parties; Chapter 7 Campaign Contributions, Finance, and Spending; Chapter 8 Electors, Elections, and Challenges to Electoral Outcomes; Chapter 9 Election Judges, Inspectors, and Canvassing Boards; Chapter 10 Accountability and Holding Legislative Elective Office; Chapter 11 First Amendment Implications; Chapter 12 Initiatives, Referenda, and the Right of Political Advocacy; Chapter 13 Legislative Inquiries and Political Rights; Chapter 14 Loyalty Tests and Oaths of Political Allegiance; Chapter 15 Forms of Government; Chapter 16 Other Cases Related to Political Rights;


    Christopher A. Anzalone