Analysis: Supreme Court Looks to Endanger Citizen Redistricting Commissions and MORE

I have now had a chance to review the transcript in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission and the news is not good. It appears that the conservative Justices may be ready to hold that citizen redistricting commissions which have … Continue reading

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Podcast with Michael Morley on Arizona Redistricting Case

Northwestern University Law Review Online is pleased to announce its publication of a podcast with Professor Michael Morley discussing his recent essay, The Intratextual Independent “Legislature” and the Elections Clause.    In the essay, Professor Michael Morley assesses the Constitution’s Elections … Continue reading

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#SCOTUS Decides One of Its Most Important Noscitur a Sociis/Ejusdem Generis Cases Ever

Today the Court divides 5-4 on whether “records and documents” are similar to “fish and crocodiles” in some meaningful way. It’s a party for statutory interpretation geeks. Really interesting to watch Justice Kagan write a super-snarky dissent (is the the second … Continue reading

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WI Voter ID Opponents File #SCOTUS Reply to Get Court to Take Case

You can read the short reply here. The reply makes a good and important timing point: This case is the only vehicle that guarantees the Court an opportunity to address the constitutional and statutory questions surrounding restrictive voter ID laws before the 2016 … Continue reading

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Romanticizing Democracy, Political Fragmentation, and the Decline of American Government

I’ve now posted this article, and this abstract for it, at this link.  I began this debate with this piece in the Washington Post/Monkey Cage; those responding critically to my views include the political scientist Seth Masket, here, and Jonathan … Continue reading

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“The Intratextual Independent ‘Legislature’ and the Elections Clause”

Northwestern University Law Review Online is pleased to announce its publication of Professor Michael Morley’s most recent essay, The Intratextual Independent “Legislature” and the Elections Clause. In the essay, Professor Michael Morley assesses the Constitution’s Elections Clause and how the Supreme Court might interpret the clause in Arizona State Legislature … Continue reading

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