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“When Does Political Gerrymandering Cross a Constitutional Line?”

If you want to understand the monstrous effect gerrymandering has had in our elections, and the history of efforts to combat it, here’s this clear and beautifully written article by Adam Liptak. Source: When Does Political Gerrymandering Cross a Constitutional … Continue reading

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Bad laws in our nation ruled by law: Exxon v. Baker (Exxon didn’t have to pay big damages)

12. Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker (2008): Want to send a message to corporate wrongdoers? Don’t expect the Roberts Court to make it easy. Following the Exxon Valdez oil spill, one of the greatest environmental disasters of the time, and … Continue reading

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Bad laws in our nation ruled by law: Bush v. Gore (no explanatory note needed)

11. Bush v. Gore (2000): You don’t have to be a Democrat to question the wisdom of this Supreme Court case. In a partisan split, the Supreme Court’s five Republican appointees halted the recount of contested ballots in Florida, handing … Continue reading

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