//  11/1/18  //  Latest Developments

Take Care has been pleased to host a symposium on How To Save A Constitutional Democracyan important new book by Aziz Huq and Tom Ginsburg.  

The Constitution's Role in Defending Democracy

Corey Brettschneider | 10/31/18

In defending our democratic system, 'We the People' can look to the Constitution itself as a beacon that defines the rights we are owed.

Four Tools to Save a Constitutional Democracy

Justin Florence | 10/29/18 

Protecting democracies is not a matter of any one election. There’s a long road ahead to save our democracy. Here are some key steps.

Multidimensional Separation(s) of Powers and Questions of Democratic Erosion

Jon Michaels | 10/29/18

All of those tedious checks and balances and lines of separation that frustrate one and all during times of normal, functional democratic governance have a very real role to play in our constitutional order.

Twitter and the Political Community 

Kate Shaw | 10/26/18 

By communicating mainly through Twitter, Trump has asserted the power to define his own political community—and to exclude people from it.

Saving Democracy Through Impeachment?

Rosalind Dixon | 10/24/18  

Low thresholds for impeachment could undermine (rather than strengthen) democracy

Is Our Democracy in Peril?: The Importance of the Courts

Brianne Gorod | 10/23/18

The Constitution can and should play a vital role in preventing democratic decline

Defending our Democracy in the Age of Trump 

Andrew Boyle | 10/23/18 

By Andrew Boyle: Whether we proceed down the path of erosion, or whether we do the work to avert that path, is dependent on us 

How to Save a Constitutional Democracy

Aziz Huq & Tom Ginsburg | 10/22/18 

Our new book offers a distinctive diagnosis of how democracy is lost, and then roadmaps various pathways along which a reform agenda might proceed.

 

 


The Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019

3/1/19  //  Commentary

With the introduction of the new VRAA, the House is undertaking the long overdue task of responding to Shelby County.

Travis Crum

University of Chicago

Is Trump's Emergency Unconstitutional or 'Merely' Illegal? And Does it Matter?

2/24/19  //  Commentary

And because Trump is a threat to constitutional democracy, the stakes over whether to call his bogus emergency 'merely' unlawful or also unconstitutional are non-trivial.

Michael C. Dorf

Cornell Law School

Congressional Oversight Is Not Presidential Harassment

2/21/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

Congress’s power to investigate—a power with deep roots in our nation’s history and precedent—is incredibly broad, and it allows Congress to look into lots of matters that the President would apparently rather remain unexplored

Brianne J. Gorod

Constitutional Accountability Center