E. Joshua Rosenkranz

E. Joshua Rosenkranz is an attorney with Heller Ehrman LLP and was formerly executive director of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law. He was a member of the Twentieth Century Fund's Working Group on Campaign Finance Litigation and drafted its report, "Buckley Stops Here."

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Learning to Count

The electoral circus in Florida shined a klieg light on the need to overhaul our elections across the nation. The debacle yielded a chorus of reform pledges from politicians. As if to prove they meant it, they introduced enough bills to level a small forest: at last count, more than 1,500 in state legislatures and dozens in Congress. Nine months later, all this activity has borne only three state laws that could even purport to be overhauls--and a leaning tower of commission reports. The slow pace of progress is a powerful argument in favor of passing a federal law that imposes basic reforms on the states. The most prominent report is one issued a couple of weeks ago by a blue-ribbon commission formally known as the National Commission on Federal Election Reform, headed by former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford and co-sponsored by the Century Foundation and the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. The report did move the ball forward--somewhat. The...