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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Building an Inclusive Democracy: Towards an Action Agenda

12/5/18  //  Latest Developments

Protect Democracy has asked a diverse set of experts from a variety of disciplines to identify steps that could be taken to advance the prospects of a truly inclusive and multi-racial American democracy

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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.

One Among Equals

10/1/18  //  Commentary

There are three fundamental limits on the President's pardon power

Election Equipment Vendors Play a Key, and Underexamined, Role in U.S. Democracy

9/17/18  //  Commentary

A major effort to bar independent research into the efficacy and security of American voting equipment is underway right now.

Why Rudy Giuliani’s Bar Registration Should Be Revoked

8/27/18  //  Commentary

Giuliani has egregiously failed to uphold professional ethics and has done so in ways that harm our democracy.

The Trump Administration’s Newest Target: Administrative Law Judges

7/30/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

The Trump Administration is changing the rules around hiring and firing of Administrative Law Judges, and is doing so in disturbing ways.

Trump's Politicization of Law Enforcement is Authoritarian in Nature

3/9/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

Trump’s actions to quash the independence of federal law enforcement mirror the approach of autocratic leaders around the globe.

Trump’s War On the Courts is a War on Democracy Itself

2/28/18  //  Commentary

Efforts to purge or delegitimize courts following rulings against government officials or their political party is a hallmark authoritarian move.

American Democracy One Year into the Trump Administration

1/18/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

We can no longer take America’s democracy for granted

The Unwritten Story In Alabama: They Almost Didn’t Hold An Election

12/14/17  //  Uncategorized

Postponing or canceling an election to shore up one party’s chances of victory would be dangerous and antithetical to American democracy. It would also be unconstitutional.

Forum on Defending the First Amendment from Trump

10/6/17  //  Latest Developments

Take Care and Protect Democracy have teamed up to host a forum in which leading scholars consider how we can use the law (and litigation) to protect against Trump's use of the 'bully podium.'

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The Bully and the Press

10/5/17  //  In-Depth Analysis

By Sonja West: In response to Trump's attacks, we should embrace the unique constitutional status of journalists and mount defenses based on the First Amendment Press Clause.

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The Bully Podium: Is the First Amendment Defenseless?

9/19/17  //  In-Depth Analysis

Trump has besieged freedoms of speech and press. We must prepare to fight back and defend our liberties.