gerrymandering

Judges Rule N. Carolina Representatives Cannot Choose their Voters

January 12, 2018

In a major blow to partisan gerrymandering, a panel of federal judges ruled that North Carolina’s congressional districts are unconstitutional and must be redrawn before the 2018 midterm election. The decision boosts other efforts to reverse gerrymandering in the US, explains Dan Vicuna of Common Cause

Supreme Court Set for Momentous New Term

October 5, 2017

Trinity College professor Kevin McMahon explains how the new partisan balance of the court and big issues on the agenda are likely to make this a very important term

Should Social Media Ads Be Regulated?

October 4, 2017

The Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation into alleged Russia’s interference in the U.S. election has raised the larger question of how to handle social media advertising, particularly false or misleading ads

Supreme Court Strikes Down Racial Gerrymandering in North Carolina

May 22, 2017

Kamau Franklin of the Atlanta Black Star says a Supreme Court ruling that North Carolina unlawfully used race in redrawing Congressional maps is a blow to racial gerrymandering across the United States

Government Close Down – Another Grand Betrayal in the Works?

October 3, 2013

Bill Black: Likely outcome is no change to Obamacare but more cuts to social safety net The Obama administration is planning to make further cuts to the social safety net in order to reach a political settlement with Republicans over the government shutdown, said economist and professor Williams K. Black. “It's the grand betrayal, as…