Derek Reinbold  //  4/9/17  //  Topic Update


Reversing the decline of American constitutional democracy requires an active “democracy agenda,” argues Daniel P. Tokaji on Take Care.

A non-citizen who “voted illegally and has become the national face of voter fraud” may have received an unduly harsh sentence, suggests Robert Samuels (WaPo).

Despite President Trump’s and other Republicans’ claims of a large voter conspiracy, the evidence shows it doesn’t exist (Politico).

  • A growing movement by states to require voter ID is “fundamentally flawed,” argues Joshua A. Douglas at Governing.

President Trump’s behavior is “so outrageous it appears un-American,” argues John Dean at The Verdict.


Updates | The Week of January 22, 2018

1/28/18  //  Daily Update

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ordered all 18 Republican-drawn districts to be redrawn, following a finding that they violate the Constitution. Potential citizenship questions on the 2020 Census could shift the balance of political power towards rural areas and give Republicans a new advantage in drawing electoral boundaries.

Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

The White House disbands the "Election Integrity" Commission led by Vice President Pence and Kris Kobach.

Zachary Piaker

Columbia Law School

Updates | The Week of December 18, 2017

12/24/17  //  Daily Update

President Trump's voter fraud commission has not been in communication since September, and members are not sure why. The Department of Homeland Security, the Election Assistance Commission and voting equipment industry and nonprofit groups met to launch an election security Sector Coordinating Council.