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Joshua A. Douglas
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Professor Joshua A. Douglas is a leading election law expert. His research focuses on the constitutional right to vote, election administration, judicial interaction with the election process, and post-election disputes.

Professor Douglas has published in top journals, including the Vanderbilt Law Review, George Washington Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, and the Election Law Journal. His article Procedural Fairness in Election Contests was a winner of the 2011-12 SEALS Call for Papers, and he has been cited extensively in major law review articles and case books in the field. He is also a co-author of a new Election Law case book (Aspen Publishers, forthcoming 2014). In addition, his media commentaries and quotes have appeared in Reuters, Politico, Huffington Post, and various other newspapers and websites. He is also a repeat guest blogger on PrawfsBlawg.

Professor Douglas teaches Election Law, Civil Procedure, and a seminar on Supreme Court decision making. Prior to law school, Professor Douglas clerked for the Honorable Edward C. Prado of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and practiced litigation at the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld. Professor Douglas earned his J.D. from George Washington University Law School, where he was an articles editor on the Law Review and was the recipient of the Imogen Williford Constitutional Law Award for excellence in Constitutional Law.

Professor Douglas is involved in the local community, serving as President of his neighborhood association. In his spare time, he spends time with his wife and young daughter, trains for marathons, watches baseball, and travels the country and the world.

Entries by Joshua A. Douglas

Judicial Progress on Voter ID

(65) Comments | Posted May 1, 2014 | 7:00 PM

The tides are turning on voter ID. Within the past week, a federal judge in Wisconsin and a state judge in Arkansas invalided their states' strict voter ID laws, and a Pennsylvania judge refused to reconsider his January decision striking down Pennsylvania's voter ID...

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The Supreme Court's Conflicting Approach to Federal and State Regulation of Elections

(48) Comments | Posted October 8, 2013 | 4:04 PM

It seems inevitable: the Supreme Court is going to strike down another pillar of campaign finance regulation.

Everyone is predicting another government loss for campaign finance in McCutcheon v. FEC, which the Court heard on Tuesday. Even before the oral argument, Professor Rick Hasen

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