Douglas teaches and researches election law and voting rights, civil procedure, constitutional law, and judicial decision making. He is the author of Vote for US: How to Take Back our Elections and Change the Future of Voting, a popular press book that provides hope and inspiration for a positive path forward on voting rights. His most recent legal scholarship focuses on the constitutional right to vote, with an emphasis on state constitutions, as well as the various laws, rules, and judicial decisions impacting election administration.
In the News
Recounts the evolution of Kentucky’s voter ID law, which could have been one of the strictest ID laws in the country, but ultimately became one of the mildest. Relates it to a theory of deliberative democracy.
Entails the first comprehensive analysis of the numerous election law cases that the Supreme Court and the federal appellate courts decided in 2020.
Explores what the United States can learn from Scotland’s experience in lowering the voting age to sixteen.
Mentions how an expert on US election law presents an encouraging assessment of current efforts to make our voting system more accessible, reliable, and effective.