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A bill that would give federal judges more discretion in sentencing was immediately resurrected by lawmakers after Attorney General Jeff Sessions returned the Justice Department to archaic, "tough-on-crime" policies of the past.
The information in President Trump's returns wouldn't be enough to quell concerns about his finances.
Should he leave the Supreme Court anytime soon, Kennedy’s successor is likely to eliminate the judicial branch as an effective check-and-balance on partisan power.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear argument this fall in a potentially landmark partisan-gerrymandering case from Wisconsin.
Here are a few key moments from the June 14 hearing, which began with 9/11 and wound its way to a remarkable rebuke of the City Council’s role in oversight of the NYPD.
The Supreme Court, which has decided to hear a landmark case on whether Wisconsin electoral maps were unconstitutionally drawn, could deliver a major blow to ultra-partisan redistricting.
Voters see the results of money in political fights — ads, direct mail, etc. — but they often can't see who's behind it.
This week, the Brennan Center proposed a new tool to strengthen both parties — an easy-to-claim tax credit for small political contributions.
In agreeing to hear the Wisconsin gerrymandering case, we can only hope the high court—um, that's to say, Justice Kennedy—has decided it’s time to curtail this practice.
It’s tough to find an initiative that doesn’t fall victim to partisan squabbles. But AVR’s continued success in states red, blue, and purple is proof positive of its appeal above party.
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