“Let’s be careful on July 4th, with all the flag-waving,” says Matt Rothschild, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. There could be plenty of reasons to put away the flags on this Independence Day, from a slippery slope to fascism, curtailed rights to privacy, the US Supreme Court’s failure to address voter suppression and […]
Last night, President Trump announced his selection of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. On today’s show, host Carousel Bayrd discusses the nomination with two different guests. First, she speaks with Ryan Owens, a professor of political science and an affiliate faculty of the law school […]
On Tuesday, Wisconsin’s partisan gerrymandering case goes before the Supreme Court. The case, Gill v. Whitford, centers on the constitutionality of the Wisconsin State Assembly’s map. The Supreme Court will evaluate whether or not the maps were drawn in a way that discriminates against Democrats. The current maps were drawn by Republicans in 2011, following […]
In 2004, Justice Anthony Kennedy broke a 4-4 tie in the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Viedith v. Jubelierez. The case involved a redistricting plan completed after the 2000 U.S. census and approved by the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania state legislature. In his separate, and ultimately, deciding, concurrent decision, Kennedy said that the Supreme Court […]
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to not take on the John Doe case regarding Governor Scott Walker’s campaign scandal. Today, Bert Zippered discusses this and voting access laws in Wisconsin with guest Jay Heck. Jay Heck is the executive director of Common Cause in Wisconsin, a non-partisan, non-profit citizen’s lobby affiliated with national […]
What can we expect from tomorrow’s elections? What’s on the ballot? Don’t forget to vote! Check out this edition of A Public Affair to hear more!