Heather Gerken

Yale Law School

Heather Gerken is a professor at Yale Law School, where she specializes in election law. She's also a senior adviser for the Barack Obama campaign.

Heather Gerken appears in the following:

A Modest Election Finance Reform Proposal (That Might Actually Work)

Friday, October 24, 2014

"Dark money," political donations that cannot be traced to any person or organization, is buying an avalanche of ads in states with big mid-term elections this year. 

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A New Voting Rights Act

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Today Congress takes its first step toward devising a new coverage formula for the Voting Rights Act, as the Senate Judiciary Committee hears testimony from Civil Rights veteran and C...


Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision of Voting Rights Act

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

In a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling on Tuesday that strikes down key parts of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Section 4 was struck down, which had establ...

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Election Reform

Friday, October 24, 2008

Yale Law School professor Heather Gerken is an election law expert who says the U.S. election system is in rough shape. She has some simple ideas on how to fix it. Heather Gerken too...


Q&A with Yale's Heather Gerken on the voting process and election reform

Friday, October 24, 2008

Yale Law School professor Heather Gerken took your questions on the voting process and how to fix it, Friday, October 24, 2008, at 10 a.m. (Eastern).
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