Michigan: The Latest Victory in Ending Gerrymandering

Michigan: The Latest Victory in Ending Gerrymandering

May 2, 2019

The Michigan Republican legislature’s 2011 gerrymandering scheme has been ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. District Court. What will the impact of this latest case of biased redistricting mean to voters?

Gerrymandering - Election Manipulation Tool Reaches Supreme Court (Again)

Gerrymandering – Election Manipulation Tool Reaches Supreme Court (Again)

March 28, 2019

The corrupting influence of big money receives much of the focus of voters, but gerrymandering has been the behind-the-scenes way both parties have used to gain an edge over each other in state elections for years. Kathay Feng of Common Cause discusses the cases that recently reached the Supreme Court

Blue Wave or Red Wave? No Way to Tell

November 6, 2018

By Barbara Koeppel / Truthdig. Based on a 1,500-mile interviewing trek that I took outside the Beltway for 12 days two weeks ago—to Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Rock Island, Ill., Toledo and Akron, Ohio, and several points in between—one thing seems certain: Don’t hold your breath on election eve for crossovers. On a single issue, Democrat and…

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…