Michael Li, Senior Counsel, Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, has recently published a report “The Redistricting Landscape, 2021-22“. His report analyzes four factors that affects voting boundaries: who controls map drawing; changes in the legal rules governing redistricting over the last decade; pressures from population and demographic shifts over the same period; […]
Already this year, there have been 165 bills introduced in state legislatures throughout the U.S. placing limits on voting rights. Hannah Klain, Equal Justice Rights Fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice, talks about some of the provisions of two Congressional bills aimed to strengthen voting rights, the “John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act” and […]
Elizabeth Goitein, Co-Director of Liberty and National Security at the Brennan Center for Justice, reflects on issues surrounding the January 6th insurrection, domestic terrorism, and lessons learned by the Trump presidency with regard to increasing constitutional limits on Executive Power (Trump broke all the “norms” for his own self-interest), expected knee-jerk calls for increased surveillance […]
How has voting changed? Elizabeth Howard, Counsel for The Brennan Center for Justice has studied that question in her “Ensuring Safe Elections Report”. Five times more people in Wisconsin voted by absentee ballot than the 2016 primary — which results in much additional cost the local and state government — funding which is not supported […]
The FISA Act is expires in March, and The Brennan Center’s Director of Liberty & National Security, Elizabeth Goitein has been studying the use and abuse of this data collection act for many years. In her talks with Jan Miyasaki, she reveals the problem issues and which parts should not be renewed.
The Trump administration’s war against science is well known — Martha Kinsella from the Brennan Center for Justice talks about rules being considered which would restrict the EPA’s requirement to consider scientific studies in their regulations… under the guise of “transparency”.