SCOTUS

29

Sep'18

Lost in the Outrage

Much of the press coverage about the Supreme Court confirmation process, mainstream and otherwise, has been about the alleged low …

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16

Sep'18

Constitution Day

Monday, September 17, is Constitution Day.  It’s a good excuse to think about a few things.  First of all, what’s …

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05

Jul'18

Supreme Court and Democracy

With the composition of the Supreme Court being so consequential, the Senate has an eternal obligation to confirm justices who will defend the constitution on a non-partisan basis for all people within our borders. We hope citizens will ask their senators to go beyond that and make support for free, fair, and accountable democracy one of their major confirmation criteria.

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27

Jun'18

Free Speech: Abuse It and Lose It

The right to free speech is an integral part of modern democracy. Abuse that right and you abuse democracy. Take that abuse too far and you won’t have free speech any more.

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04

Oct'17

The End of Partisan Gerrymandering? Fingers Crossed!

One of the most fundamental aspects of a democracy is that citizens vote for their leaders rather than politicians selecting their voters through partisan redistricting (gerrymandering).  On October 3, 2017, the US Supreme Court heard a case that could end this practice forever. It is hard to know how the justices will rule on this issue but one thing is certain:  anything that leads to more political competition will be welcome.  As noted in our August 14, 2017 blog, too many states, and too many districts within those states are currently noncompetitive.  More than a few districts don’t even provide voters with a choice: no-one wants to waste time and money running as an opposition candidate, knowing they are doomed to lose.  Americans deserve better. Let’s hope the Supreme Court justices lend a hand.

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