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  • The Nation
    March 22, 1999

    Learning from Lani
    By Deborah Goldberg

    Right-wingers are dusting off the smear campaign successfully mounted against Lani Guinier for a renewed assault on Bill Lann Lee, Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. Leaders of the attack are not even bothering to invent new slogans. Critics are now calling Lee the “quota king.”

    March 22, 1999
  • Buery sets the stage for a decision in Hunt v. Cromartie.

    February 15, 1999
  • The Nation

    January 18, 1999

    Rehnquist’s Impeachment Gavel

    By Burt Neuborne

    GRAND INQUESTS: The Historic Impeachments of Justice Samuel Chase and President Andrew Johnson. By William H. Rehnquist. Morrow (currently out of print). 278 pp.

    January 18, 1999
  • As long as there have been poor people in the United States - and that is always - state and local governments have adopted isolationist policies to keep them out. But over the last 50 years the United States Supreme Court has regularly blocked these efforts by declaring such laws unconstitutional.

    January 7, 1999
  • This op-ed argues that the Census Bureau’s attempt to use sampling to increase the accuracy of the 2000 census is a laudable effort.

    December 7, 1998
  • The Christian Science Monitor

    November 5, 1998

    The Few Voters Who Set the Course

    By Kenneth N. Weine

    November 5, 1998
  • The Boston Globe

    November 3, 1998

    Turnouts Low? Hold a Lottery

    By Glenn J. Moramarco

    November 3, 1998
  • The case of Reno v. American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee 97-1252, to be argued before the Supreme Court Nov. 4, reviews whether an individual deserves prompt judicial review when asserting a First Amendment defense in response to the government’s prosecution. Its not a high-profile case, but the principle at stake is constitutional bedrock, and the case requires the court to fulfill its critical, if not always popular, role in our tripartite democracy.

    November 2, 1998
  • The Nation

    October 5, 1998

    Lott’s Hispanic Quota

    By Deborah Goldberg

    Senate majority leader Trent Lott has established a new rule for the federal judicial selection process. There can be one, and only one, Hispanic woman on the United States Courts of Appeals. Since there is already one such judge (Rosemary Barkett, on the 11th Circuit), other Hispanic women can serve on trial courts, but the appellate courts are officially off limits.

    October 5, 1998
  • Atty. Gen. Janet Reno seems to be torn over a choice between two investigations into campaign finance abuses in the 1996 presidential elections.

    September 15, 1998

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