Douglas M. Spencer

University of Colorado Law School

Associate Professor of Law

401 UCB

Boulder, CO 80309

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

15

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Scholarly Papers (15)

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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 Colorado Law School
Downloads 1,661 (13,495)
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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 Colorado Law School and University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Downloads 475 (77,142)
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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 Colorado Law School
Downloads 308 (126,191)
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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 Colorado Law School
Downloads 251 (155,841)
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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 Colorado Law School and Pew Center on the States
Downloads 193 (199,602)
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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 Colorado Law School
Downloads 154 (242,283)
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Representation, job discrimination, private enforcement, civil rights, litigation, change point models

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Viral Voter Suppression

BYU Law Research Paper No. 21-13
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 21 Mar 2021 Last Revised: 01 Jun 2021
University of Colorado Law School, Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University - Department of Public Health and Brigham Young University
Downloads 124 (287,036)

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voter suppression, COVID-19, empirical analysis, race discrimination, voting rights act, public health

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Disaster Vulnerability

BYU Law Research Paper No. 21-12
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 21 Mar 2021 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2021
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School, University of Colorado Law School, Brigham Young University - Department of Public Health, Brigham Young University and BYU Harold B. Lee Library
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disaster, vulnerability, social vulnerability, COVID-19, GIS mapping

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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 Colorado Law School
Downloads 99 (335,397)
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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, pp. 633-704 (2019)
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 31 Dec 2019 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2021
Bertrall L. Ross and Douglas M. Spencer
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Colorado Law School
Downloads 96 (342,064)

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Voter suppression, Disfranchisement, Poor, Mobilization, Microtargeting, Campaigns, Voter ID

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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 Colorado Law School
Downloads 92 (351,429)

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Immigration and Nationality Act, civil rights, immigration, roll call votes, ideal points

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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 Colorado Law School
Downloads 47 (497,532)

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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 Colorado Law School
Downloads 32 (571,167)

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conditional spending, federal grants, federalism, spending clause

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Temporal Buffer Zones: The Constitutional Case for Regulating Political Speech Immediately Prior to Elections

Yale Law & Policy Review, Vol. 40, (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 02 Apr 2021
Kiel Brennan-Marquez and Douglas M. Spencer
University of Connecticut - School of Law and University of Colorado Law School
Downloads 26 (607,383)

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First Amendment, voter confusion, electoral integrity, political speech, buffer zones, election law

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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 Colorado Law School

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judicial independence, credible commitment, law and economics

Other Papers (1)

Total Downloads: 3
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The "Appearance of Corruption:" Linking Public Opinion and Campaign Finance Reform

Election Law Journal, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 510-523 (2020)
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 02 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2021
Douglas M. Spencer and Alexander Theodoridis
University of Colorado Law School and University of California, Merced
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Campaign finance, corruption, conjoint experiment, survey data, politics, regulation, judicial review