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Democracy and Voter Suppression

One of the several wars left over by the Trump administration and the recent 2020 election is the explosion of initiatives, largely in red State legislatures, to restrict voting by limiting or eliminating absentee or mail-in ballots, requiring multiple identification documents, restricting voting hours and days, and generally discouraging people from voting. This is the…
Gary Hart
March 26, 2021
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Liza Goitein: Emergency Powers Salon Video

Rule by Emergency Powers By Liza Goitein The history of tyranny is the history of emergency powers. Perhaps the most infamous example is Adolf Hitler’s invocation of emergency powers to dissolve the German legislature and destroy the German Republic. I want to thank my good friend and salon member Tim Wirth for sounding the emergency…
Liza Goitein
March 13, 2021
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The Atlantic: Investigate Him

Much of the discussion right now about how to hold President Donald Trump accountable for his role in the attack on the Capitol last week is focused on impeachment and the Twenty-Fifth Amendment. But criminal accountability is another option, and a criminal investigation is warranted on the publicly known facts. To briefly review: In tweets…
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Newsweek: The Electoral College Nightmare That Could Have Happened As an observer who spent a lot of time over the last six months raising awareness of the worst way a close election could play out—with the Trump campaign challenging election results by attempting to overturn a Biden Electoral College victory—the good news out of this election is that very dark scenario has not…
Tom Rogers
December 5, 2020
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The New York Times: Trump’s Legal Farce Is Having Tragic Results

Even as the campaign lawsuits brought by President Trump over the 2020 election enter their death throes, many people continue to worry that Mr. Trump will find three Republican legislatures to magically snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. They are concerned that he will pull off an antidemocratic hat trick through maneuvers like delaying recounts in…
Richard L. Hasen
November 23, 2020