I agreed with this LAT editorial until the end. I think it is time to ditch residency requirements and realize that voters can figure out well enough if a candidate has enough ties to the community to represent the area … Continue reading →
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I have posted this short essay on SSRN, a work in progress which I will present at a November symposium for the University of Chicago Legal Forum.  Here is the abstract: Since Bush v. Gore, some Republican officials have insisted on uniformity … Continue reading →
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New fight over ballot formats as en banc petition on WI voter id looms. Meanwhile, how the hell is the id law going to get off the ground with no time left.  Look at how GAB head Kevin Kennedy describes … Continue reading →
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Pakistan: Restore Death Penalty Moratorium

by Human Rights Watch on September 16, 2014

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“Money Buys Silence on Climate Change”

by Rick Hasen on September 16, 2014

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy blogs. … Continue reading →
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Must-read Matea Gold in WaPo: Senate Majority PAC, fueled by billionaires and labor unions, has been the biggest-spending super PAC of the 2014 midterm contests. Together with an allied tax-exempt group, Patriot Majority, the pro-Democratic effort has poured at least $36 million into ads and … Continue reading →
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On Thursday, September 11, the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) hosted Representative Buck McKeon (R-CA), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, to discuss American strategy for defeating the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

For a full summary, keep reading or click here  for the PDF.

Framing action against ISIL as Continue →

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POMED Notes: “Social Media and Social Activism”

by Mahpari on September 16, 2014

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On Monday, September 15 2014, the Wilson Center and the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs hosted a panel titled “Social Media and Social Activism: The cases of Brazil, Iran, and Mexico”. The panel was moderated by Daniel Calingaert, the executive vice-president of Freedom House; Paolo Sotero, the director of the Continue →

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Bryan Lowry reports for the Wichita Eagle. … Continue reading →
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I’m surprised they did not first go straight to SCOTUS. So reports Zach Roth. I will update this post when I have the filing. (Apparently the motion has not yet been filed—there is only a press release indicating it is coming … Continue reading →
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Ships of the Desert

by Jeffrey on September 16, 2014

I have long wanted Allen Thomson to take up blogging.  Allen is one of those old guys — you know, the kind who have forgotten more than you’ll ever know, but aren’t well known from the DC rubber chicken circuit or hanging out in various cable TV green rooms.

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Iran prepares for leadership transition?

by Demdigest on September 16, 2014

Though Iran has been broadcasting pictures and videos of top state officials and noted foreign dignitaries visiting Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in the hospital, the health of the man who has held the most powerful post in the Islamic Republic remains unclear, notes Kamran Bokhari, Advisor for Middle Eastern Continue →

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