//  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.

 

 


Versus Trump: Vs. The Inaugural Committee, Plus Bolton Update

1/30/20  //  Commentary

On this week’s Versus Trump, Charlie and Jason look at a new lawsuit by D.C. claiming that Trump's inaugural committee overpaid for space at the Trump Hotel and thus "wasted" at least $1 million in charitable funds. Spoiler alert: the lawsuit seems convincing. Listen now!

Charlie Gerstein

Civil Rights Corps

Versus Trump: Who Are Presidential Electors?

1/25/20  //  In-Depth Analysis

On this week’s Versus Trump, Charlie and Easha take a deep dive into two recently granted Supreme Court cases that go to the heart of the systems that we use to elect the President. The discussion takes us deep into questions of political accountability, free choice, and constitutional history. A classic Versus Trump cat's-away-mice-will-play episode chock full of fun analysis of, among other things, Jason's work. Listen now! (I mean right now.)

Charlie Gerstein

Civil Rights Corps

Easha Anand

San Francisco

Versus Trump: Trump vs. The Equal Rights Amendment

1/16/20  //  In-Depth Analysis

On this week’s Versus Trump, Jason, Easha, and Charlie discuss the Trump Administration's new legal opinion regarding the legal status of the Equal Rights Amendment, also known as the ERA. They consider what will happen now that Virginia has become the 38th state to ratify the ERA since 1972. Is it too late, or can Congress do anything to add this amendment to the Constitution? Listen now!

Easha Anand

San Francisco

Charlie Gerstein

Civil Rights Corps