Law professor specializing in election law.
Eugene Mazo is an expert in election law and constitutional law. His scholarship concerns voting rights, campaign finance, redistricting, legislation, and the theory and practice of democracy, both in the United States and around the world. A professor of law and political science at Duquesne University, he has also taught at George Mason, Maryland, Rutgers, Seton Hall, and Wake Forest. A graduate of Columbia College, Professor Mazo holds a master's degree from Harvard, a doctorate in politics from Oxford, and a law degree from Stanford.
This book offers rich histories of the significant cases in election law, including Reynolds v. Sims, Bush v. Gore, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, and Shelby County v. Holder. Co-edited by Professor Mazo, the book's thirteen stories concern the right to vote, redistricting and gerrymandering, campaign finance, and election administration.
Thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court, Super PACs, dark money groups, and wealthy special interests increasingly dominate American politics. Despite the overwhelming support of Americans to fix this broken system, serious efforts at reform have languished. This book takes these hard realities as a starting point and offers solutions to reform campaign finance.