Laws Aimed at Silencing Political Boycotts of Israel Are Categorically Different Than Public Accommodations Laws

2/21/19  //  Commentary

Some argue that both anti-BDS and public accommodations laws protect against discrimination, and so the First Amendment should treat them the same. But the laws are nothing alike.

Amanda Shanor

The Wharton School

A Lone Star Bail-in?

2/14/19  //  Commentary

Key takeaways from the briefs in the ongoing litigation to "bail-in" Texas under Section 3(c) of the Voting Rights Act

Travis Crum

University of Chicago

The Civil Rights Division Bails Out of Bail-In in Texas

2/8/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

Career attorneys at DOJ rightly refused to sign a deeply flawed brief arguing that Texas should be let off the hook for its repeated intentional efforts to minimize the voting power of its minority population

Justin Levitt

Loyola Law School

Versus Trump: Ask Charlie About The Census

1/25/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

On this week's episode of Versus Trump, Jason asks Charlie to take us through the mammothly long, massively important opinion from the Southern District of New York invalidating the proposed citizenship question on the 2020 Census. Listen now!

Charlie Gerstein

Civil Rights Corps

Jason Harrow

Equal Citizens

Versus Trump: Secret Subpoenas, A New AG, and Live Listener Feedback

1/17/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

On this week's episode of Versus Trump, Charlie, Jason, and Easha hit three topics: the mysterious case of the subpoena to a foreign corporation that may be related to the Mueller investigation; the nomination of William Barr as Attorney General; and the temporal nature of an emergency, as prompted by live listener feedback. Listen now!

Charlie Gerstein

Civil Rights Corps

Easha Anand

San Francisco

Jason Harrow

Equal Citizens

The Census, the Rule of Law, and Democracy

1/16/19  //  Latest Developments

Even when administrative agencies enjoy broad delegated powers, they cannot run roughshod over legal mandates or twist the facts to reach the result they want.

Towards an Inclusive Democracy: Next Steps

12/18/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

We asked 10 experts from a variety of disciplines to help us think through strategies for building a stable and inclusive democracy in the face of demographic change. Here’s what we learned.

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An Immigration Approach To Match Our Values

12/17/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

We must develop an affirmative agenda that speaks to the average American’s reasonable expectations about immigration

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Grassroots Truth Commissions and the Unfolding Crisis of U.S. Democracy

12/14/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

By Joshua F.J. Inwood: We need a nationwide truth commission that would address the historical legacy of racism in U.S. democracy while focusing on contemporary injustices

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Building Inclusive Democracy Through Social Policy

12/13/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

In the past, we have been too quick to accept compromises of exclusion that stabilized our democracy at the expense of the full citizenship of people of color. We should not do so again.

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Defending Inclusion

12/12/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

Three strategies stand out as a way to defuse and then dismantle reassertions of ethnonationalism

K. Sabeel Rahman

Demos & Brooklyn Law School

Diversity and Democracy

12/11/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

The growing diversity of the country may break Americans’ commitment to democracy. What can we do to stop that from happening?

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Three Visions of the Multi-ethnic Society

12/10/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

By Yascha Mounk: We need to develop a shared vision for what such a multi-ethnic society should look like

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Overcoming Racism Through National Solidarity

12/7/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

By Theodore R. Johnson: The formation of a national solidarity is especially suited to the challenge of mitigating the impacts of racism in the United States

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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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