SCOTUSBlog Symposium on Gill Case Begins with Gans, Muller

Strong start: Special Feature: Symposium on the court’s rulings in Gill v. Whitford and Benisek v. Lamone Date Author Post Title 06.19.18 David Gans Symposium: The fight to vindicate our Constitution’s promise of democracy is far from over 06.18.18 Derek … Continue reading →

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“High Court Punts A Major Test Of Extreme Partisan Gerrymandering”

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“The Supreme Court punted on gerrymandering. But America’s redistricting problem can’t be fixed by judges.”

Eric Segall for NBC Think. … Continue reading →

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America’s Dirty Little Secret

Sex trafficking has become the fastest growing business in organized crime and the second most-lucrative commodity traded illegally after drugs and guns. It is estimated that at least 100,000 children—girls and boys—are bought and sold for sex in the U.S. every year, with as many as 300,000 children in danger of being trafficked annually. Some […]

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“9-0 ruling masks deep division on gerrymandering at Supreme Court”

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“Judge strikes down Kansas voter law, orders Kobach to take classes”

Wichita Eagle: Kobach’s office said he will appeal the ruling. “Judge Robinson is the first judge in the country to come to the extreme conclusion that requiring a voter to prove his citizenship is unconstitutional. Her conclusion is incorrect, and … Continue reading →

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“Will the Court Ever Address Partisan Gerrymandering?”

My New York Times op-ed on today’s redistricting decisions is now available here (as most readers know, the NYT chooses its own title for these).  Here are a couple excerpts: Among major democracies, only in the United States are self-interested … Continue reading →

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“Supreme Court Avoids an Answer on Partisan Gerrymandering”

Adam Liptak reports for the NYT: But the decisions were a setback for critics of gerrymandering, who had hoped that the Supreme Court would transform American democracy by subjecting to close judicial scrutiny the way districts have been redrawn to … Continue reading →

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Federal District Court Finds One Person, One Vote Rule Does Not Apply to Large Texas Groundwater District

Read the opinion in LULAC v. EAA. … Continue reading →

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Whitford’s Hints of Promise

The Court’s decision today holding that the plaintiffs in Gill v. Whitford have not proven their standing is disappointing. I’ll identify what I think are the weaknesses in the Court’s reasoning in a subsequent post. Here, though, I want to … Continue reading →

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