New Directions For Election-Law Reform

11/19/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

It's time to consider some unfamiliar suggestions for election reform

Richard H. Pildes

NYU Law School

How Congress Can Use Its Constitutional Powers to Guarantee Voting Rights for All

11/19/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

The Constitution explicitly gives Congress sweeping powers to protect the right to vote

The House Should Pass an Effects-Test Bail-in Provision

11/15/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

Congress should revise Section 3 of the Voting Rights Act to expand the circumstances in which courts can impose preclearance requirements

Travis Crum

University of Chicago

Federalism and the Senate

11/15/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

Nothing valuable about our federalism depends on letting each state appoint the same number of representatives in the Senate

Richard Primus

University of Michigan Law School

The Validity of Stopping Voter Suppression

11/14/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

Now that Democrats have taken the House, it’s time to start thinking about stopping voter suppression through legislation—via laws instead of lawsuits

Nicholas Stephanopoulos

UChicago Law School

How Much of a Problem is the Senate?

11/12/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

I'd like to raise a few questions about the current bout of Senate skepticism that rests on first principles

Michael C. Dorf

Cornell Law School

Concluding Thoughts

11/5/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

We thank all of the scholars and lawyers who participated in this symposium on our book, How to Save a Constitutional Democracy.

Tom Ginsburg

University of Chicago Law School

Aziz Huq

University of Chicago Law School

Finding a Floor for Inter-branch Conflict

11/2/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

Intensifying political conflicts are steadily shredding the buffers around our constitutional architecture. How should courts respond?

Zachary Price

U.C. Hastings College of the Law

The Constitution's Role in Defending Democracy

10/31/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

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

Corey Brettschneider

Brown University

Four Tools to Save a Constitutional Democracy

10/29/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

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

10/29/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

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.

Jon D. Michaels

UCLA School of Law

Twitter and the Political Community

10/26/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

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

Kate Shaw

Cardozo Law

Saving Democracy Through Impeachment?

10/24/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

By Rosalind Dixon: Low thresholds for impeachment could undermine (rather than strengthen) democracy

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

10/23/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

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

Brianne J. Gorod

Constitutional Accountability Center

Defending our Democracy in the Age of Trump

10/23/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

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

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