In the last few weeks, nothing has rocked the political world more than the Pennsylvania Supreme Court stepping in and redrawing the state’s “unfair” GOP drawn Congressional maps. For historical context, the maps were drawn after the GOP wave of … Continue reading The Dangers of Undoing Gerrymandering
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard testimony in Gill vs. Whitford, a case stemming from Wisconsin’s 2011 redistricting maps that gave the state GOP a significant advantage for most of this decade in electoral politics. In a nutshell, the plaintiffs, … Continue reading Why Justice Kennedy Is Unlikely to Overturn Wisconsin’s Maps
Next month, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a hotly contested case pitting the rights of a religious business owner, Jack Philips, who owns Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado against a gay couple who claim they were discriminated against … Continue reading Discrimination vs. Free Speech: Who Wins?
This is not your father’s Supreme Court. The dividing lines on the court closely mirror the dividing lines in America on guns, class, race and LBGT issues. All of these lines are sure to clash in the upcoming session. Historically, … Continue reading The New Dividing Lines On The Supreme Court
Congressional Republicans heading home to their districts might be doing so with their tails tucked firmly between their legs but the Donald Trump and Senate Republicans certainly are not. Donald Trump is coming off a week where he showed resolve … Continue reading Trump and Republicans Prep For Second Supreme Court Showdown
John McCain and Susan Collins, two longtime moderate Republicans, worked long into the night last weekend to ensure the Judicial Filibuster on the Supreme Court remained in effect. Despite their best efforts Democrats walked away from the table and several … Continue reading The Old Senate Is Dead: Long Live The New Senate
Democrats appear ready to force Republicans to invoke the nuclear option to appoint Neil Gorusch to the Supreme Court. Democrats have a list of grievances a mile long to justify their actions. Among them are GOP efforts to stymie Merrick … Continue reading Democrats Really Should Look At Senate Maps Before Filibustering Gorusch
Liberal heads exploded in ecstasy in January when a study from a trio of researchers came out from UC San Diego, Michigan State University, and Bucknell University stating Voter ID laws had a discriminatory impact on turnout. In particular, the … Continue reading Of Voter ID, Redistricting, Flawed Studies And Racism
Donald Trump has been busy. From his temporary ban on refugees, Executive Orders on the ACA, the military and his tweets he has already proven his presidency will be unique. But more importantly, it shows how shrewd he is. The … Continue reading Trumps Shrewd Brand Of Politics
Since Donald Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court seat of the late Antoin Scalia, rumors have swirled that Anthony Kennedy may be contemplating retirement at the end of what would be his 29th term. He has made … Continue reading What Happens If The Court’s Ideological Make-Up Is At Stake?