2005 Archive


Carter-Baker Election Report: Ultimately a 'Bait and Switch' for Voters Hoping for Real Reform

The recently launched Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity at Boalt Hall released on September 19 a preliminary analysis of the Carter-Baker Commission on Election Reform Report. The analysis lauded the report for identifying five important "pillars" for electoral reform but expressed concern that the commission "failed to support or omitted entirely" several reforms that research indicates are vital to enable such "pillars." Co-authors of the Warren Institute analysis are Boalt Hall Dean and Warren Institute Director Christopher Edley, Jr.; Jocelyn Benson, Assistant Professor of Law, Wayne State University, Adjunct Faculty Fellow, the Warren Institute; and Ana Henderson, Fellow, the Warren Institute. 9/19/2005