Alito’s Leaked Draft Dooms Roe
The End of Roe v Wade: What Now?
I have tried to write this post a half a dozen times tonight. To say I’ve been a jumble of thoughts and emotions over the last 24 hours since we all learned of the draft decision penned by Justice Alito… Read More ›
Let’s Get Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Confirmed to SCOTUS!
We had to wait a long time for this, but it’s finally our turn to get a Supreme Court nominee confirmed! Take Action First and foremost, be sure to call both of your Senators this week (contact info here) and… Read More ›
Your Burning Questions About Justice Breyer’s Retirement Answered
Well, hearing that Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, 83, was retiring certainly scrambled what I thought I was going to write about today! But let’s dive in to the burning questions, most of which I don’t see being answered in… Read More ›
How To Proceed When the Supreme Court Hates Voting Rights
A reflection on SCOTUS’s most recent decision affecting voting rights, and how we move forward.
Where Does the Supreme Court Stand on Voting Rights?
Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on a voting rights case out of Arizona. Here’s what happened.
Barrett’s Confirmation is NOT the End
The GOP will rue the day they rammed these Supreme Court justices down our throats. Mark my words.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Final Gift To Us All
The passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a huge loss, on a variety of levels. But somehow, instead of feeling down, I found myself galvanized, no doubt influenced by RBG herself.
Flip the Senate: Checking in on Arizona, North Carolina & Montana
Winning the White House without retaking the Senate is not what we want. Without the Senate, Joe Biden won’t be able to do much legislatively. Without the Senate, Mitch McConnell will pull every trick in the book to block every… Read More ›
The Week’s Best Cartoons 6/20
Editorial cartoonists appear to be one of the last groups of people who speak out and say exactly what’s happening. They reveal what’s really going on behind all the pomp and circumstance in front of cameras and reporters, and entertain… Read More ›
Is the Wisconsin Election an Omen of Things to Come?
I have to be honest. I’m really, really angry about what’s happening in Wisconsin. I’m only going to briefly get into it in this post but I want to talk about it because I think it serves as an important… Read More ›
3 Nightmare Supreme Court Scenarios We Face Today
Do we have to lose something before we appreciate it? Losing a Supreme Court seat that President Obama should have been allowed to fill was a blow (and an early sign of just how low McConnell would go.) Then,… Read More ›
A Big Win for the Census: What Comes Next
Yesterday, the Commerce Department, in charge of the 2020 Census cried uncle. Yes, after a Supreme Court decision that didn’t go their way and staring down a big deadline to start printing questionnaires, the Trump administration decided to give up… Read More ›
The Latest Twist with the 2020 Census
The decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census could affect how many U.S. Representatives every state gets to send to Congress in the next decade. Some states will gain while others lose. But I am of the… Read More ›
Sunday Reading: My Recommendations
Every Sunday, I like to share a few articles that I found interesting or thought-provoking from the past week. Here are three that touch on topics I like to cover a lot on this blog. Five Possible Supreme Court Rulings… Read More ›
Trump is Trying to Lock In White Republican Power. We Now Have Proof.
What do Republican gerrymandering and the 2020 census have in common? They share the same architect. Yes, this architect worked on these democracy-bending projects for the Republicans in order to be “advantageous to Republicans and Non-Hispanic Whites.” We’ve all guessed… Read More ›
Sunday Reading: Tackling Big Issues
All week I kept finding so many articles that I wanted to share with you in this Sunday roundup. I narrowed it down to four really, really good ones. Some are short and some are longer, but they all do… Read More ›
The Final Hurdle for the 2020 Census
Today, the Supreme Court will be taking on the question of a citizenship question in the 2020 Census. The decision they make could shift money and resources to devastating consequence that would be impossible to repair for another 10 years…. Read More ›
The Voting Rights Act: A Short Guide
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 has long been considered one of the most important pieces of legislation for civil rights. But its aims have been under increasing attack particularly in the past few years. In order to help protect… Read More ›
Will the Supreme Court Ever Create a Rule about Gerrymandering?
Gerrymandering has long been considered to be anti-democratic and an effective voter suppression tool. Particularly after the 2010 Census and with the Republicans in control of so many state legislatures, gerrymandering happened everywhere. In a true representative democracy, politicians should… Read More ›