53 U. Louisville L. Rev. 559 (2015)
Forum Over Substance: Student Government Elections and First Amendment Problems
In recent years, the United States Supreme Court has continued to build on three increasingly complex, but usually unrelated, areas of its First Amendment jurisprudence, namely: forum analysis, campaign finance, and student speech. Individually, each area has generated a substantial amount of scholarship and, for that matter, controversy. However, in one area where all three topics converge—campaign finance regulations in postsecondary student government elections—surprisingly little scholarship exists, notwithstanding the divergent perspectives adopted by federal courts on the subject.