The Sanctuary Effect

For the most part, our major political parties define themselves by way of issues but their most concrete representation and identity occurs in the person of their candidates.  Each of the major political parties brags to the voter about the… Read More ›

To Be or Not To Be—Political

SCOTUS employs the dodge of “political question” when it decides not to decide an issue presented to it. Of late, the murky mask has been called into play on several occasions involving voting rights. But SCOTUS will decide on voting… Read More ›

Morality as Voting Qualification

It must be admitted that the right wing often crafts arguments that are persuasive, however contrary to common sense or democratic values. In the quiet of Falls Church, an organization called the Center for Equal Opportunity [CEO] generates propaganda for… Read More ›

Gerrymander on Your Own Dime

By Jim McCarthy and Michael Fruitman On March 1, 2017, SCOTUS remanded Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Board of Elections back to the Eastern District of Virginia, having ruled that the lower court had employed an incorrect legal standard in determining that race… Read More ›