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 […]
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision in Evenwel v. Abbott. The suit, brought by notorious anti-civil rights activist Ed Blum, challenged how the State of Texas created its voting districts. Like most states, Texas uses decennial census population statistics to draw its congressional and legislative districts. The plaintiffs, from a predominately […]
(WORT) — This week the United States Supreme Court delivered a mighty setback for one of President Obama’s key initiatives to combat climate change. For more on why the high court issued this precedent setting order, Dylan Brogan spoke with UW-Madison Political Science Professor Ryan Owens.
When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the legality of health insurance subsidies in states with federally-run exchanges, it not only prevented millions of Americans from effectively losing their insurance, but also gave a major win to the Obama administration on its signature legislation.
MADISON (WORT) — State Rep. Lisa Subeck introduced a resolution that will let the people of Wisconsin weigh in on whether the U.S. Congress should take up a constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United case. Dylan Brogan reports.
Georgia State University law professor Tim Kuhner, author of Capitalism v. Democracy: Money in Politics and the Free Market Constitution, joins 8 O’Clock Buzz host Aaron Perry to discuss the influence of money in politics and conditions that have corrupted American democracy.