William Haltom

William HaltomProfessor
Politics and Government

BA, MA, PhD, University of Washington, 1975, 1978, 1984

Bill Haltom teaches about U. S. politics, law, mass media, and/or writing. His "The Laws of God, the Laws of Man: Power, Authority, and Influence in 'Cool Hand Luke' " interpreted politics and politicking from popular culture and high culture [A. E. Housman].  His work on civil litigation in mass media does much the same.  Of late, he and Professor Hans A. Ostrom of Puget Sound's African-American Studies Program are pursuing a study of George Orwell's "Politics and the English Language." 



Litigation, Mass Media, and the Campaign to Criminalize the Firearms Industry

Criminalizing Big Tobacco
Appendix A
Appendix B
Political Advances Amid Litigational Defeats Draft T
Criminalizing Big Tobacco WPSA 09 as Sent Out
WPSA 2010 Draft Coverpage

Appendices for McGuire Chapter
WPSA 2011

WPSA 2010a
WPSA 2010b
WPSA 2009

"The American legal system is dangerously corrupt"--Judicial Watch

The Virtual Journal of Politics and Government

Cool Hand Luke--Draft
Cool Hand Luke
--Draft (HTML)

WPSA 1996 Bruce Springsteen Paper
WPSA 1996 Bruce Springsteen Paper--(HTML)

Class Syllabi

PG 101: Intro American Politics
PG 313: U.S. Constitutional Law
PG 410: Research Sem. in U.S. Politics