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It is not shaping up to be a great week for either Vladimir Putin or Mitt Romney.

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Caroline Fredrickson
February 2, 2012

The head of the Office of Legal Counsel, Virginia Seitz, a former Rhodes Scholar and clerk for Supreme Court Justice William


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Michael Waldman
January 25, 2012

Michael Waldman, head speechwriter for President Bill Clinton, oversaw 4 State of the Union address. He spoke to Randi Kaye.

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Lisa Danetz
January 20, 2012

When thinking about campaign finance issues, I always like to step back and think about the following question, which really


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Victoria Bassetti
January 3, 2012

The Newt Gingrich campaign enjoyed a terrific surge from late November to mid December, but the base that suddenly materializ

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Rashad Robinson
December 27, 2011

In the early ’60s, phone companies like Ma Bell used operators (all of whom were white in the South) to connect our cal


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Joshua A. Tucker
December 21, 2011

As the world digests the deaths of Vaclav Havel and Kim Jong-il, an interesting and unresolved questions is raised once ag

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John C. Bonifaz
December 4, 2011

America is at a crossroads.


Lawrence Norden
November 15, 2011

Lawrence Norden discusses the voting law changes that are currently taking place in many states throughout the U.S.


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Aziz Huq
September 26, 2011

What prevents government from singling out a religious or political group for heightened, invasive surveillance and coercive

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Barry Fadem
September 15, 2011

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Samuel Issacharoff
September 14, 2011

The American discussion of legal oversight over the democratic process
approaches the role of courts gingerly.

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Joshua A. Tucker
August 23, 2011

With Libyan rebels storming the city of Tripoli and the Qaddafi regime almost certain to fall, conversation has turned quickl


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Alexander Keyssar
August 11, 2011

Despite all the recent talk of “grand bargains,” little attention has been paid to the unraveling of a truly grand bargai

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Stan Greenberg
July 30, 2011

BARACK OBAMA can’t catch a break from the American public on the economy, even though he prevented a depression and saved g


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Taeku Lee
July 14, 2011

After Barack Obama’s historic election, media reports overwhelmingly credited white independents with setting aside dec

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Heather Gerken
June 27, 2011

What is it about campaign finance that brings out such hard-edged opinions from the justices? Today’s decision was as notew


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Aziz Huq
June 19, 2011

WITH an eye toward the 2012 elections, legislators in six states have been debating laws explicitly prohibiting courts from c

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Michael Waldman
June 10, 2011

For years, campaign finance debaters all agreed on one thing: disclosure.


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Caroline Fredrickson
May 27, 2011

Recent news reports have revealed that the nation’s largest Tea Party umbrella group is seeking to infiltrate our publ

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James Sample
April 17, 2011

LEGAL elites must come to terms with a reality driven by the grass-roots electorate: judicial elections are here to stay.


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Aziz Huq
February 28, 2011

 Last Wednesday was a good day for Edie Windsor. But not so much for Karen Golinski.


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Joshua A. Tucker
February 15, 2011

In the midst of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation last week, my colleaguePeter Rosendorff posed the interest

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Caroline Fredrickson
January 27, 2011

A teachable moment on the Constitution is being muddied by the extreme, lopsided view being presented to Congress by Tea Pa


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Tova Andrea Wang
January 3, 2011

State Rep.

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Barry Fadem
November 1, 2010

“The shelf life of an initiative is really only two years,” says Lafayette attorney Barry Fadem, “because


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Stan Greenberg
October 23, 2010

In September 1998, after months of coverage of Monica Lewinsky, Kenneth Starr and Bill Clinton’s impeachment, Republicans w

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Sean Wilentz
October 18, 2010

A few months ago, the cable-television and radio host Glenn Beck began his Fox News show with one of his favorite props: a p


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Taeku Lee
July 28, 2010

On Saturday, June 26th, nearly 4,000 Americans from all walks of life participated in an all-day country-wide deliberation on

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HERE in California, where people tiresomely boast that the state’s gross domestic product exceeds that of all but seven nat


Sean Wilentz
June 2, 2010

The War Lovers author Evan Thomas and Princeton historian Sean Wilentz discuss popular history at NCC on 6/1/10

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May 18, 2010

Leading US pollster and political strategist Stan Greenberg presents exclusive post-election poll findings, revealing new ins


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Taeku Lee
April 9, 2010

Taeku Lee speaks about the influence of race in politics at Duke University on April 9th, 2010. 
View at CSPAN.

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Sean Wilentz
March 13, 2010

Ronald Reagan deserves posterity’s honor, and so it makes sense that the capital’s airport and a major building there are


Alexander Keyssar
March 5, 2010

Alexander Keyssar discusses the progress in the federal courts between 2000 – 2010, and with Tova Wang, Senior Democrac

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Tova Andrea Wang
February 3, 2010

Just in time for the new year and new legislative sessions, the voter identification and proof-of-citizenship trains have res


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Joshua A. Tucker
November 9, 2009

Monday marks the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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Lawrence Lessig
October 9, 2009

In 2006, the Sunlight Foundation launched a campaign to get members of Congress to post their daily calendars on the Internet


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Aziz Huq
July 18, 2009

It should have been Barack Obama’s moment.

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Lisa Danetz
July 15, 2009

This Court’s decisions in Austin and McConnell both are premised on the long-standing recognition that “the special cha


Dean Christopher Edley, Jr discusses how presidential candidates go about selecting the members of their administration at th

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Taeku Lee
May 18, 2009

The on-going controversy around the presidential election result in Iran raises an important curiosity.


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Erika L. Wood
March 4, 2009

Last week the Poverty Forum, a new coalition of Christian leaders and policy experts from both conservative and liberal camps

Guy-Uriel Charles
January 15, 2009

Does the First Amendment protect public advocacy from the pulpit? What about prayer at a public, secular event? Is the religi


Rodolfo de la Garza
November 11, 2008

Randolfo de la Garza discusses the importance of the Latino vote in the 2008 election and the demographics’ importance in f

Rob Richie
November 5, 2008

Rob Richie discusses flaws in our voting system on Real News, November 11th, 2008.


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James Sample
November 2, 2008

Congress is preparing to wade into one of the most sensitive of issues for the federal judiciary: when a judge should step as

Barbara Arnwine
October 31, 2008

Election Protection 866-OUR-VOTE


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October 8, 2008

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Taeku Lee
July 2, 2008

Mohandas Gandhi once declared, in his inimicably insightful and economical manner that “those who say religion has nothing


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Sean Wilentz
May 6, 2008

In his political persona, as well as his policies, Reagan embodied a new fusion of deeply right-leaning politics with some of

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David Pozen
April 18, 2008

Judicial elections in the United States have undergone a dramatic transformation.


Aziz Huq
April 11, 2008

Aziz Huq, Director of the Liberty and National Security Project, Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of

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James Sample
March 22, 2008

Certain American values transcend partisan divisions. One is that money should not influence the courts.


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Richard Pildes
November 9, 2007

The Supreme Court launched the practice, twenty years ago, of creating safe minority election districts.

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Lawrence Norden
September 19, 2007

Create federal standards to insure that the winner of an election is actually the person who received the most votes.


Caroline Fredrickson, director of the American Civil Liberties Union Washington Legislative Office addresses thousands of act

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Lawrence Norden
June 13, 2007

 
As the presidential candidates’ ramp up their campaigns, it’s hard to resist asking, ‘can’t gi