Locked out of power on the Supreme Court and still playing catch-up against Republicans in the federal judiciary, Democrats are hoping to gain a political advantage on a less visible but still important playing field: the state courts.
After… Continue reading
Looking forward to this conversation
Feb. 21 at 5 pm PT:
Wisconsin Republicans lost their more than decade-long grip on control of the state Legislature Monday after Democratic Gov. Tony Evers signed into law new electoral maps that reshape down-ballot races in this battleground state.
Evers signed a bill … Continue reading
At UCLA Law:
for in-person or virtual attendance.
Organized by the Promise Institute for Human Rights; co-sponsored by the Safeguarding Democracy Project
With introductions by Director of the International & Comparative Law Program, Jess Peake, the conversation will… Continue reading
The newest member of the San Francisco Elections Commission, a seven-member civilian body that oversees and creates policy for the city’s Department of Elections, isn’t legally allowed to vote.
Kelly Wong, an immigrant rights advocate, is believed to be… Continue reading
Happy President’s Day. Here’s a new Common Ground Democracy column
explaining why and how to apply the top-3 electoral system that Eric Maskin and I describe in our Project Syndicate column
to presidential elections. The key, as explained at the… Continue reading
Sen. Tim Scott, a potential running mate if Donald Trump
becomes the Republican presidential nominee, is treading carefully on questions about whether he would have certified the 2020 election
had he been vice president at that time.
On Jan.… Continue reading
Hong Le still remembers meeting a charismatic woman campaigning for San Francisco district attorney in 2003. In Cantonese, that woman’s name was 賀錦麗, which is pronounced Ho Gam-lai
and means “Congratulate Brocade Beautiful.”
Most Americans know her by another… Continue reading
A letter sent today
to higher education leaders across New York State calls on them to help fulfill the promise of 2022 legislation designed to promote poll sites on college campuses across New York State. It urges them to… Continue reading
Huge crowd and a great conversation at Politics and Prose in Washington DC. Watch here
Donald Trump is passing up the chance to add a fourth case to a trio of Trump-related appeals already stacked up at the Supreme Court.
Trump elected not to ask the justices to reverse a federal appeals court ruling… Continue reading
is amazing, given that it is in the New York Times on the record:
“We don’t need a federal ban when we have Comstock on the books,” said Jonathan F. Mitchell, the legal force behind a 2021 Texas
… Continue reading
Now the dominant front-runner for his party’s presidential nomination, Trump has broken with many of the leaders and allies of the Federalist Society, a powerful conservative legal organization that boosted his campaign eight years ago and helped him stock… Continue reading