Heather K. Gerken
Heather K. Gerken, the J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale Law School, is an expert in election law. Her book on election reform, The Democracy Index: Why Our Election System is Failing and How to Fix It (Princeton University Press), comes out this spring.
The case didn't just give corporations greater voice -- it changed the rules about what corruption means in election funding.Heather K. GerkenJan 22, 2010
The Supreme Court might not have struck down the act yesterday, but it didn't preserve the act, either.Heather K. GerkenJun 23, 2009
Justice David Souter doesn't care for politics, but he understands the politics of race better than his colleagues to his left or his right.Heather K. GerkenMay 01, 2009
We cannot achieve meaningful electoral reform until we can quantify exactly what is wrong with the system.Heather K. GerkenMar 26, 2009
A democracy index could push states toward more ambitious electoral reforms.Heather K. GerkenDec 12, 2008