Shifting the Burden and Striking a Balance

11/16/18  //  Commentary

It's no easy task to design effective voting rights legislation that can withstand Supreme Court review

Lisa Manheim

UW School of Law

Versus Trump: Versus Whitaker (JH solo)

11/15/18  //  Uncategorized

On this week's episode of Versus Trump, Jason has a solo episode where he talks about a motion by Maryland contending that Matthew Whitaker was not legally appointed as Acting Attorney General. Listen now!

History Shows that Trump’s Excuses Should Not Fly in the CNN/Acosta Lawsuit

11/15/18  //  Commentary

By Jonathan Backer: President Trump is not the first American politician to retaliate against a journalist or media outlet for coverage that he does not consider favorable

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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

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

Why the Constitution Bars Trump from Retaliating Against Jim Acosta

11/13/18  //  Commentary

By Bruce D. Brown and Joshua A. Geltzer: The United States has a long and proud history of journalists asking the President pointed questions without fear or favor

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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

Symposium: How To Save A Constitutional Democracy

11/1/18  //  Latest Developments

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

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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

Symmetric Constitutionalism for a Polarized Era

10/30/18  //  Commentary

Judges should strive toward constitutional understandings that protect the interests of people on different sides of the ideological spectrum

Zachary Price

U.C. Hastings College of the Law

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

Versus Trump: Can Courts Tell Trump To Stop Violating The First Amendment?

10/25/18  //  Commentary

On this week's episode of Versus Trump, Jason and Charlie talk about a new lawsuit by a group of journalists (filed by the legal group Protect Democracy) that hopes to stop President Trump from threatening adverse government action against those who criticize him. Plus, a Wilbur Ross update and a constitutional trivia question. Listen now!

Charlie Gerstein

Civil Rights Corps

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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