Journal publishes UB conference contributions

Published January 31, 2013

The January issue of Election Law Journal (Volume 11, No. 4) features a series of articles about the hotly debated topic of decennial redistricting that came out of an October 2011 conference held in the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy in the UB Law School.

Michael Halberstam, UB associate professor of law, is guest co-editor of the issue with the journal's current editors Daniel Tokaji and Paul Gronke.

The issue of the peer-reviewed journal includes contributions from the conference, titled “Major Developments in Redistricting,” as well as articles contributed directly to the journal.

Among the articles are “How to Do Things with Boundaries: Redistricting and the Construction of Politics,” authored by James Gardner, SUNY Distinguished Professor in the UB Law School, and “Process Failure and Transparency Reform in Local Redistricting," written by Halberstam.

The publication comes as the Baldy Center prepares for a major conference on the interaction between lobbying and campaign finance practices and regulation. Titled "Under the Influence? Interest Groups, Lobbying, and Campaign Finance," the conference will take place March 8 and 9 at UB.