Deborah Archer of New York Law School and Derek Muller of Pepperdine University discuss the agenda and challenges of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.
On July 6, 1854, disgruntled voters in a new political party named its first candidates to contest the Democrats over the issue of slavery. Within six years, the newly christened Republican Party would control the White House and Congress as the Civil War began.
On May 28, 1861, Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney directly challenged President Abraham Lincoln’s wartime suspension of the great writ of habeas corpus, in a national constitutional showdown.
A rapidly changing nation has given new voice and urgency to critiques of strong free speech protections.
Susan Glasser of POLITICO, Glenn Kessler of The Washington Post, and Brian Stelter of CNN look at the rise of “fake news,” the growth of political polarization, and the fracturing of the media.
About four years after the Supreme Court took away the government’s strongest authority to protect minority voters’ rights, a backup power under the federal Voting Rights Act – weaker and harder to use – is now being threatened, just as federal courts have begun applying it.
With just three years until a new round of redistricting, the Supreme Court moved to further clarify when states may use the race of voters as a decisive factor.
The Trump Administration on Monday moved to abandon the effort, begun by the Obama administration and civil rights advocates more than three years ago, to prove that the nation’s strictest voter ID law is unconstitutional.
In this commentary, David W. Wise proposes some reforms that he believes could restore reasoned compromise to the national election process.