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New year, old battles, and magical dreams of election reform

New year. Old battles.  1. Congress makes a (symbolic?) effort to reform election laws  The first bill proposed by the new Democratic-controlled Congress is H.R.1 — modestly titled the “For the People Act of 2019” — a sweeping proposal to improve voting...

The Supreme Court is not coming to the rescue on voting rights

It’s been three bad weeks in a row if you care about protecting the right to vote. In three straight weeks, the Supreme Court has ruled against efforts to defend the vote against efforts to suppress or dilute it across America. This week, the Supreme Court ruled...

The quiet before the storm at the Supreme Court

Within the next few weeks, possibly days, the Supreme Court is expected to rule on two cases that will have a major impact on the fairness of elections and voting. It’s not hyperbole to say that these decisions could shape the nature of American...