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Michael Morley writes at Vanderbilt Law Review En Banc in response to Josh Douglas’s piece. … Continue reading →
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In Washington, D.C. this week, Saa*, an 18-year old student, will recount her recent escape from the Boko Haram. Saa is part of the group of 300 schoolgirls who drew worldwide headlines when they were abducted by the Islamic terrorist group. This will be the first public appearance by any Continue →

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“Voter ID Is Bad for Republicans, Too”

by Rick Hasen on September 17, 2014

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Dems Getting Stingier With Campaign Cash to Colleagues

by Lalita Clozel on September 17, 2014

Former Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia (left) and Rep. John Boehner  of Ohio, both Republicans. Candidates in the GOP have been transferring more money to the party and  their colleagues in recent years. (Flickr/Speaker John Boehner)

In the run-up to the 2012 elections, Republican candidates spent more on political contributions than their Democratic counterparts for the first time in a decade, transferring $54 million from candidate committees to parties or other candidates.

On the Democratic side, similar transfers peaked at $76.3 million in the 2008 cycle, after growing Continue →

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Why does West repeatedly get China so wrong?

by Demdigest on September 17, 2014

Why does doubt and conjecture still shroud a nation that for six decades we have studied, worked against, then allied with, then clashed with again? The answer that I’ve come to after studying the Chinese for 40 years is that the problem is not China, but us, says Michael Pillsbury, Continue →

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This is the third installment of “Petitions to watch” featuring cases up for consideration at the Court’s September 29 “Long Conference.”  Because the Court has not considered new petitions since the end of June, the number of petitions slated for review at the September 29 Conference is quite large – more Continue →

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Time for realism on building new democracies?

by Demdigest on September 17, 2014

What has gone wrong with the dream of democracy’s transformational potential? What stands out is a generalized disillusionment with the ability of democracy to provide public goods, the key functions that people expect of their governments, argues Alina Rocha Menocal, a research fellow at the London-based Overseas Development Institute: While Continue →

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Tying up the internet, Balkanizing the digital world

by Demdigest on September 17, 2014

Concerns are rising that efforts to protect citizens from foreign surveillance will Balkanize the digital world. Blocking websites, bottling up information so it cannot flow freely around the world and ramping up the monitoring of people who are online are becoming increasingly common ways to manage the internet – and Continue →

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Refuting jihadism

by Demdigest on September 17, 2014

Western policy-makers and academics have focused in recent years on the need to provide an effective counter-narrative to the global jihadist movement, say two leading analysts. The common threads in radicalization literature suggest a critical element of the counter-narrative should be undermining the theological authenticity of jihadist ideology, Rashad Ali Continue →

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David Lublin on Public Financing in Montgomery County, MD

by Rick Hasen on September 17, 2014

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