Emily Bazelon NYT Mag Piece on Judges Changing Their Minds Talks Posner and Stevens on Voter ID

Fascinating piece called Better Judgment: Posner’s attention to consequences can lead him, like other empirically minded judges, to change his thinking. Eight years ago in Crawford v. Marion County Election Board, an early challenge to a state law requiring voters to … Continue reading

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“New Voting Rights Litigation Summary from CLC Shows Growing Voter Dilution and Suppression Efforts Since Supreme Court’s Shelby County Decision”

Release: Over the past few years, efforts to dilute and suppress minority voting rights or to restrict the vote for partisan gain have spiked dramatically.  Racially-discriminatory voting laws have been passed in states and municipalities across the country, particularly in … Continue reading

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“Don’t Be Silly – THE PCEA WORKED: A Rejoinder to Some Critics of Hasen’s Slate Piece”

Doug Chapin: My major disagreement with the two critiques is the apparent assumption that the outcome of next year’s presidential election will matter in the ongoing fights over election policy. First of all, the federal government has little if any … Continue reading

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“Is Hillary Clinton Dooming Real Election Reform? If the Democratic front-runner cares so much about voting rights, then she shouldn’t be politicizing them.”

I have written this new piece for Slate.  It begins: Hillary Clinton spoke at Texas Southern University last week, where she put forward some good and provocative ideas for improving our elections. She wants Congress to fix the part of the … Continue reading

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