Douglas M. Spencer

University of Connecticut, School of Law

Professor of Law and Public Policy

65 Elizabeth Street

Hartford, CT 06105

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

12

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Scholarly Papers (12)

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The Geography of Racial Stereotyping: Evidence and Implications for VRA Preclearance After Shelby County

California Law Review, Vol. 102, No. 3, pp. 1123-1180 (2014), UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 339
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 11 May 2013 Last Revised: 11 Dec 2019
Christopher S. Elmendorf and Douglas M. Spencer
University of California, Davis - School of Law and University of Connecticut, School of Law
Downloads 1,604 (12,388)
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race, discrimination, prejudice, stereotypes, voter, voting, states, counties, Voting Rights Act, Section 2, Section 5, MRP

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Citizens United, States Divided: An Empirical Analysis of Independent Political Spending

Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 89, No. 1, pp. 315-372 (2014)
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 28 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 22 Jan 2014
Douglas M. Spencer and Abby K. Wood
University of Connecticut, School of Law and University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Downloads 467 (70,106)
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Campaign finance, election law, independent expenditures, political equality, Super PAC, difference-in-differences, quantile regression

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Administering Section 2 of the VRA After Shelby County

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 115, No. 8, pp. 2143-2218 (2015), UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 372
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 26 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 11 Dec 2019
Christopher S. Elmendorf and Douglas M. Spencer
University of California, Davis - School of Law and University of Connecticut, School of Law
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In the Shadows of Sunlight: The Effects of Transparency on State Political Campaigns

Election Law Journal, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 302-329 (2016), USC CLASS Research Papers Series No. CLASS15-27, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 15-29
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 01 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 11 Dec 2019
Abby K. Wood and Douglas M. Spencer
University of Southern California Gould School of Law and University of Connecticut, School of Law
Downloads 236 (148,866)
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Campaign finance, disclosure, transparency, state politics

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Long Lines at Polling Stations? Observations from an Election Day Field Study

Election Law Journal, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 3-17 (2010)
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 15 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 23 May 2014
Douglas M. Spencer and Zachary S. Markovits
University of Connecticut, School of Law and Pew Center on the States
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Election administration, queuing theory, long lines, voting

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Legislating Incentives for Attorney Representation in Civil Rights Litigation

Journal of Law and Courts, vol. 2(2), pp. 241-271 (Fall 2014)
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 10 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 22 Oct 2020
Sean Farhang and Douglas M. Spencer
U.C. Berkeley Law School and University of Connecticut, School of Law
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Representation, job discrimination, private enforcement, civil rights, litigation, change point models

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Did Multicultural America Result from a Mistake? The 1965 Immigration Act and Evidence from Roll Call Votes

University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 2015, No. 3, pp. 1239-1258 (2015)
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 23 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 11 Dec 2019
Gabriel Jackson Chin and Douglas M. Spencer
University of California, Davis - School of Law and University of Connecticut, School of Law
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Immigration and Nationality Act, civil rights, immigration, roll call votes, ideal points

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Mind the (Participation) Gap: Vouchers, Voting, and Visibility

USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 19-9, USC CLASS Research Paper No. CLASS19-9, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 19 Mar 2019 Last Revised: 21 Nov 2019
Abby K. Wood, Christopher S. Elmendorf and Douglas M. Spencer
University of Southern California Gould School of Law, University of California, Davis - School of Law and University of Connecticut, School of Law
Downloads 80 (347,077)
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campaign finance, disclosure, vouchers, political cross pressure, matching, homophily, public financing, political participation

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Passive Voter Suppression: Campaign Mobilization and the Effective Disfranchisement of the Poor

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 114, No. 3, 2019
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 31 Dec 2019 Last Revised: 22 Oct 2020
Bertrall L. Ross and Douglas M. Spencer
University of California, Berkeley School of Law and University of Connecticut, School of Law
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Voter suppression, Disfranchisement, Poor, Mobilization, Microtargeting, Campaigns, Voter ID

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Are Ballot Titles Biased? Partisanship in California's Supervision of Direct Democracy

U.C. Irvine Law Review, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 511-549 (2013), UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 322
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 08 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 11 Dec 2019
Christopher S. Elmendorf and Douglas M. Spencer
University of California, Davis - School of Law and University of Connecticut, School of Law
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direct democracy, ballot initiatives, referendum, ballot title, ballot label, partisan bias, partisan, election administration, readability

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Sanctuary Cities and the Power of the Purse: An Executive Dole Test

Iowa Law Review, Vol. 106, 2020
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 01 Dec 2020
Douglas M. Spencer
University of Connecticut, School of Law
Downloads 22 (578,496)

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conditional spending, federal grants, federalism, spending clause

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Constitutions and Credible Commitments: Estimating Capital Market Responses to Order and Law

5th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Posted: 17 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2012
Douglas M. Spencer
University of Connecticut, School of Law

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judicial independence, credible commitment, law and economics

Other Papers (1)

Total Downloads: 0
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The "Appearance of Corruption:" Linking Public Opinion and Campaign Finance Reform

Election Law Journal, vol. 19 (forthcoming 2020)
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 02 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 22 Oct 2020
Douglas M. Spencer and Alexander Theodoridis
University of Connecticut, School of Law and University of California, Merced
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Campaign finance, corruption, conjoint experiment, survey data, politics, regulation, judicial review