Rick Hasen writes about, comments in major media on Gov. Rick Perry indictment

Aug. 20, 2014

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Professor Richard L. Hasen is Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine. Hasen is a nationally recognized expert in election law and campaign finance regulation, and is co-author of a leading casebook on election law.

Prof. Hasen was quoted extensively in the media and wrote commentary pieces after Gov. Rick Perry of Texas was indicted Aug. 15, 2014 on charges of abuse of power. Prof. Hasen characterized the indictment as criminalization of politics, and was among a group of bipartisan voices condemning the indictment as “legally thin” and potentially unconstitutional.

Prof. Hasen’s written commentary on the Perry indictment includes:

The media sources quoting Prof. Hasen include the following: