David Gans: The “voters only” claim in Evenwel should be rejected. How could it possibly be unconstitutional for state and local governments to apportion representatives based on “the theory of the Constitution”? When Evenwel is heard next Term, the Justices … Continue reading ?
Joey Fishkin: And so the question before the Court now is this: does a poor, urban, Latino kid, not yet 18, deserve to be able to say “this representative represents me. Not acres, trees, dollars, active voters, and so on, … Continue reading ?
Tierney Sneed for TPM. … Continue reading ?
Letter from Bevis Longstreth. William Donaldson. and Arthur Levitt. … Continue reading ?
Very interesting opinion and dissent, relying on a Larios-type claim for rejecting deviations from one person, one vote principles. … Continue reading ?
Some people are calling Steven Lubet’s new review of Alice Goffman’s On the Run “troubling” and even “devastating” but I am non-plussed. Lubet questions the plausibility of some of Goffman’s accounts: She describes in great detail the arrest at a Philadelphia hospital of one of the 6th Street Boys who was there with his girlfriend […]
USA Today editorial: 2016 presidential campaigns chase money, with no cop on the beat: Our view Brad Smith response: Super PACs are Not the Problem … Continue reading ?
Josh Douglas on the case. … Continue reading ?
Woof. More from WaPo. … Continue reading ?
News from Texas: The case of two Mission postal workers facing an investigation into whether they sold mail-in ballots during the last La Joya school district board election was recently turned over to federal prosecutors for review. The case focuses … Continue reading ?
MSNBC: housands of Texans are being disenfranchised thanks to chronic failures in the state’s voter registration system, a Democratic group alleges based on government records and extensive additional evidence. The charges raise serious questions about Texas’s commitment to making the … Continue reading ?
On April 29, 2015, King Salman of Saudi Arabia appointed Mohammed bin Nayef, a grandson of the state’s founder, second-in-line to the throne as crown prince and placed Mohammed bin Salman, a 29-year-old prince, third-in-line as deputy crown prince. The major change comes just months after Salman acceded to the throne on Jan. 23, following […]
It is far from clear whether Europe can act as an engine of world recovery. You will find more pessimism here, by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard.
I have been hearing this question more and more lately, even in China. Overall I think it has gone from an underrated effect to an overrated effect. Tim Worstall offers an introduction to this debate. Let’s not forget that you do in fact pay for Facebook access, indirectly, when you pay for your cable connection, […]
“We don’t have a national list of citizens,” he said. The data cited in the Texas case come from a census survey of about 2% of households that counts citizens. “If you are only counting 2% of the households, there … Continue readin...
The LA Times reports. … Continue reading ?
Roughly 50% of Chinese savings – amounting to as much as half of GDP – lie in real estate alone, with 20% in deposits, 11% in stocks, and 12% in bonds. To compare, in the United States, real estate, insurance, and pensions each account for about 20% of total savings, with 7.4% in deposits, 21% […]
Bloomberg BNA: Big Republican donors are taking advantage of new, high-dollar limits on political party contributions established by Congress last year, with David Koch, Sheldon Adelson and Henry Kravis counted among the latest donors providing a total of more than … Continue reading ?
David Savage reports for the LA Times. See also Melanie Mason’s, “Could U.S. Supreme Court Shrink California’s Congressional Clout?” … Continue reading ?
Bob Barnes reports for WaPo. … Continue reading ?