Christopher S. Elmendorf

University of California, Davis - School of Law

Assistant Professor of Law

Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall

Davis, CA CA 95616-5201

United States

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1.

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

102 CAL. L. REV. ___ (2014, Forthcoming), UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 339
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 11 May 2013 Last Revised: 31 Jan 2015
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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race, discrimination, prejudice, stereotypes, voter, voting, states, counties, Voting Rights Act, Section 2, Section 5, MRP

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Informing Consent: Voter Ignorance, Political Parties, and Election Law

University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 2013, No. 2, pp. 363-432, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 285, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 12-24
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 24 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 08 May 2013
Christopher S. Elmendorf and David Schleicher
University of California, Davis - School of Law and Yale University - Law School
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affiliation, Angus Campbell, capitalism, cities, collective competence, democracy, Democrats, Donald Stokes, federalism, H.L. Mencken, informational, informed, Joseph Schumpeter, local, mayors, Phillip E. Converse, politics, Republicans, Schattschneider, states, Walter Lippmann, Warren Miller

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Beyond the Double Veto: Land Use Plans as Preemptive Intergovernmental Compacts

Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 71, No. 1, 2019
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 10 Oct 2018 Last Revised: 12 Mar 2019
Christopher S. Elmendorf
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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housing cost, plan, planning, zoning, upzoning, land use, YIMBY, density, affordable housing, housing element

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Undue Burdens on Voter Participation: New Pressures for a Structural Theory of the Right to Vote?

Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, 2008, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 128
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 03 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2008
Christopher S. Elmendorf
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Administering Section 2 of the VRA After Shelby County

Columbia Law Review, vol. 115 Forthcoming , UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 372
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 26 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 19 Feb 2015
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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Making Sense of Section 2: Of Biased Votes, Unconstitutional Elections, and Common Law Statutes

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 160, p. 377, 2011, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 257
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 26 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 29 Sep 2018
Christopher S. Elmendorf
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Voting Rights Act, Vote Dilution, Racially Polarized Voting, Depolarization, Fourteenth Amendment, Fifteenth Amendment, Cleburne, Boerne, Political Question, Equal Protection, Motive, Intent, State Action, Common Law Statute, Stare Decisis

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Structuring Judicial Review of Electoral Mechanics: Explanations and Opportunities

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 156, 2007, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 102
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 14 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 08 Sep 2016
Christopher S. Elmendorf
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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election law, Burdick, right to vote, voting rights, undue burden, doctrine, electoral mechanics, ballot access, political parties

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Ideas, Incentives, Gifts, and Governance: Toward Conservation Stewardship of Private Land, in Cultural and Psychological Perspective

University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 2003, No. 2, pp. 423-505
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 07 Apr 2004
Christopher S. Elmendorf
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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environment, ecology, wildlife, habitat, conservation, nature, culture, psychology, norms, special districts, contract, regulation, common property, co-management

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From Educational Adequacy to Representational Adequacy: A New Template for Legal Attacks on Partisan Gerrymanders

Number of pages: 76 Posted: 13 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 22 Feb 2017
Christopher S. Elmendorf
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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gerrymander, redistricting, districting, representation, justiciability, manageability, education, state law, state constitutional law

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Why Party Democrats Need Popular Democracy and Popular Democrats Need Parties

California Law Review, Vol. 100, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 264, Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1905245
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 04 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 07 Feb 2012
Ethan J. Leib and Christopher S. Elmendorf
Fordham University School of Law and University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Representation Reinforcement Through Advisory Commissions: The Case of Election Law

New York University Law Review, Vol. 80, November 2005, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 42
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 11 May 2005
Christopher S. Elmendorf
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 146 (195,425)
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elections, law of democracy, entrenchment, agency costs, constitution, constitutional law, oversight, reform, voting

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Advisory Counterparts to Constitutional Courts

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 56, 2007, University of California, Davis - School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 78
Number of pages: 93 Posted: 19 Sep 2006
Christopher S. Elmendorf
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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constitution, constitutional law, comparative law, judicial review

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Racially Polarized Voting

University of Chicago Law Review, 2016, Forthcoming, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 461
Number of pages: 106 Posted: 04 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 08 Sep 2016
Christopher S. Elmendorf, Kevin M. Quinn and Marisa Abrajano
University of California, Davis - School of Law, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Political Science and University of California, San Diego - Department of Political Science
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vote dilution, racial polarization, racially polarized voting, race, voting rights, vote, voting, Section 2, Voting Rights Act, ecological inference, empirical

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Elite Political Ignorance: Law, Data, and the Representation of (Mis)Perceived Electorates

UC Davis Law Review, Forthcoming, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-19, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 17-19, USC CLASS Research Paper No. CLASS17-21
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 13 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 30 Sep 2018
Christopher S. Elmendorf and Abby K. Wood
University of California, Davis - School of Law and University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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elections, perceptions of voters, information, campaigns, voter file, big data, social media, vouchers, campaign finance, alignment

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Lost in Space? Shortcuts and Spatial Voting in Low-Information Elections

UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 328
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 13 Mar 2013
Christopher S. Elmendorf, Cheryl Boudreau and Scott A. MacKenzie
University of California, Davis - School of Law, University of California, Davis and University of California, Davis
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voting, voter decision-making, spatial voting, ideology, IRT, Bayesian, experiment, information, cues, heuristics, endorsements, political parties, party identification, newspapers, municipal elections, low-information elections, local government

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Districting for a Low-Information Electorate

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 121, No. 7, pp. 1846-1886, May 2012, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 294, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 12-40
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 05 May 2012 Last Revised: 11 May 2012
Christopher S. Elmendorf and David Schleicher
University of California, Davis - School of Law and Yale University - Law School
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bipartisan, brands, citizens, congruence, consumers, democracy, Democratic, election law, Fiorina, gerrymandering, government, heterogeneity, homogeneity, informed preference, institutions, interdistrict, knowledge, laws, markets, median, newspapers, politics, Republican, Schottschneider, television

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Solving 'Problems No One Has Solved': Courts, Causal Inference, and the Right to Education

University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 2018, 2018
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 17 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 16 Mar 2017
Christopher S. Elmendorf and Darien Shanske
University of California, Davis - School of Law and University of California, Davis - School of Law
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right to education, state constitutional law

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Using Experiments to Estimate Racially Polarized Voting

UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 419
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 27 Feb 2015
Marisa Abrajano, Christopher S. Elmendorf and Kevin M. Quinn
University of California, San Diego - Department of Political Science, University of California, Davis - School of Law and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Political Science
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Refining the Democracy Canon

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 95, 2010, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 193
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 07 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 09 Nov 2009
Christopher S. Elmendorf
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Securing Ecological Investments on Other People's Land: A Transaction-Costs Perspective

Natural Resources Journal, Vol. 44, 2004
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 02 Sep 2004
Christopher S. Elmendorf
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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ecological investments, property, contract, transaction costs, habitat, wildlife, nature, ecology, restoration, private conservation, special district, liability rules, common property, co-management

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Gatekeeping vs. Balancing in the Constitutional Law of Elections: Methodological Uncertainty on the High Court

William & Mary Bill of Rights, Vol. 17, 2008, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 154
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 22 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 07 Nov 2008
Christopher S. Elmendorf and Edward B. Foley
University of California, Davis - School of Law and Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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Are Ballot Titles Biased? Partisanship in California's Supervision of Direct Democracy

U.C. Irvine Law Review, Vol. 3, 2013, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 322
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 08 Feb 2013
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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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
Abby K. Wood, Christopher S. Elmendorf and Douglas Spencer
University of Southern California Gould School of Law, University of California, Davis - School of Law and University of Connecticut, School of Law
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campaign finance, disclosure, vouchers, political cross pressure, matching, homophily, public financing, political participation

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Auctioning the Upzone: A New Strategy to Induce Local Government Compliance with State Housing Policies

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 26 Dec 2018
Christopher S. Elmendorf and Darien Shanske
University of California, Davis - School of Law and University of California, Davis - School of Law
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housing, auction, incentives, tradable development rights, zoning, upzoning, land use

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Empirical Legitimcy and Election Law

RACE, REFORM, AND REGULATORY INSTITUTIONS: RECURRING PUZZLES IN AMERICAN DEMOCRACY, Heather Gerken, Guy-Uriel Charles, Michael Kang, eds. Forthcoming, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 199
Posted: 21 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 10 Jan 2010
Christopher S. Elmendorf
University of California, Davis - School of Law

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legitimacy, trust, election law, elections, voting, representation

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Election Commissions and Electoral Reform: An Overview

University of California, Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 86, Election Law Journal, Vol. 5, 2006
Posted: 20 Sep 2006
Christopher S. Elmendorf
University of California, Davis - School of Law

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elections, electoral commission, electoral reform, election law