Michael Li, Senior Counsel from the Brennan Center for Justice, talks about the recent Supreme Court decision NOT to get involved in gerrymandering issues in states. He talks with Jan about what this means locally, and what continuing actions are available to make elections more fair and representative of the people’s wishes.
Trump and his supporters call the Russia investigation a “witch hunt”, but Faiza Patel from the Liberty and National Security Division of the Brennan Center for Justice says it’s an important part of the government’s checks and balances — important because it supports free and fair elections, and will determine if the government is free […]
Daniel I. Weiner, Senior Counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program, talks about what could and couldn’t be learned should the President’s tax returns be release, and the potential for closing loopholes in this process.
When is a Muslim ban not a ban on religion? When Trump says so. Maybe not. The Brennan Center For Justice’s Elizabeth Goitein disagrees, and says that the “new — improved” immigrant ban is a challenge to the religious freedom and due process foundations of the U.S. Constitution, and has no basis in the claim of national […]
If you hold an elected position, how do you keep your job? Gerrymander the voting districts, of course. Recent statistics show how Republicans have kept control of the state politics, while not getting a majority of votes, and Senior Counsel of the Brennan Center, Michael Li, talks about recent and upcoming court challenges to political […]
The Republican Party wants to “Make America Safe Again”. The Dems say crime rate is the lowest it’s been in 30 years. Ames Grawert, counsel at Brennan Center for Justice, seeks to create an understanding of the U.S. criminal justice system, and headed a long-term study to see who’s right.