Race, Democracy, and Civic Engagement in U.S. History

12/6/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

The current attacks on democratic institutions are but symptoms of a deeper disease: the lack of full civic participation by the nation’s ordinary residents

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Proving that Mick Mulvaney Compromised CFPB Enforcement

12/6/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

By Mark Totten: A quick dive into the data shows Mulvaney has curbed enforcement and, as a result, compromised the agency’s mission.

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Heath Reform that Could Actually Pass? Shoring up the ACA After Repeal of the Individual Mandate

12/6/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

The new House majority can solve some real problems with the Affordable Care Act—namely, those caused by the repeal of the individual mandate, which will go into effect next month

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Health Reform Priorities in the Next Two Years: Ensuring the Stability and Continued Growth of Community Health Centers

12/5/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

By Sara Rosenbaum: It is essential for Congress to provide substantial, durable funding to community health centers

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More on the Unprincipled Nature of the Senate: Further Conversation with Professor Dorf

11/28/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

To persuade people that the Senate makes no sense, it’s necessary to shoot down a lot of possible defenses of the existing system

Richard Primus

University of Michigan Law School

Performance Standards and Design Standards in New Election Legislation

11/27/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

Congress might learn a lesson from the structure of the Voting Rights Act, even beyond its substance.

Justin Levitt

Loyola Law School

Four Priorities for H.R. 1

11/21/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

By Campaign Legal Center: Here are the highest priorities for legislative reform on campaign finance, voting rights, redistricting, and ethics

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A Grand Election Bargain That Everyone Should Support

11/20/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

Congress should reform voter registration while imposing reasonable voter identification requirements in federal elections

Daniel P. Tokaji

Ohio State, Moritz College of Law

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