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 writing. His latest book, Orwell's "Politics and the English Language" in the Age of Pseudocracy ‚Äč[co-authored with Hans A. Ostrom], discussed an often-assigned classic as a guide to writing in the 21st century. A previous book, Distorteing the Law: Politics, Media, and the Litigation Crisis [co-authored with Michael W. McCann], won awards from the American Political Science Association's section on law and courts and from The Law and Society Association. He interpreted politics and politicking in a Hollywood film in the essay "The Laws of God, the Laws of Man: Power, Authority, and Influence in 'Cool Hand Luke' " in the journal Legal Studies Forum in 1998. 

CURRENT SYLLABI
P&G 101A
P&G 101C
P&G 313A

RECENT PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS
Western Political Science Association 2019
"Roads to Pseudocracy: Charting Major Contributors to the Rule of Falsehoods"

Pacific Northwest Political Science Association 2015
"It's Not What They Say; It's What They Do Not Say [and Perhaps Do Not Even Think]

LESS RECENT PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS
Litigation, Mass Media, and the Campaign to Criminalize the Firearms Industry
Appendices

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)