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Voting and Elections

Evenwel v. Abbott: 1 person, 1 vote Last Monday, the Supreme Court held that states are allowed to count all residents, regardless of voting eligibility, when drawing election districts. The decision clarifies the meaning within the principle of “one person one vote.” Voting fight not over: After receiving

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How the GOP created the candidate(s) who could destroy the party by Adam Mills   I. Our Wallace Many commentators have picked up on the striking similarities between Donald Trump and George Wallace. “Both candidates prospered by milking their followers’ sense of powerlessness,” wrote Jack Shafer recently for Politico. He continued: Never very

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Lawmakers’ Debate on Gun Control Measures After another mass shooting last week, President Obama expressed frustration with the current gun control narrative, stating “our thoughts and prayers are not enough.” Some reformers are seeking solutions in existing legislation and public health policies. Others seek more drastic measures in hopes of

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After an eventful midterm election, there are numerous new developments related to civil rights.  Here is a selection of the most significant:   Ferguson Authorities Enact No-Fly Zone to Keep Out Media - New York Times We begin with a development that occurred before yesterday's election.  According to a series

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