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If there is one enduring legacy of American democracy, it is a profound commitment to preventing people from voting. Under the Constitution, state governments are given wide leeway to regulate the “Times, Places, and Manner,” of Elections for Sen...

Long Lines to Vote Are Unconstitutional

If there is one enduring legacy of American democracy, it is a profound commitment to preventing people from voting. Under the Constitution, state governments are given wide leeway to regulate the “Times, Places, and Manner,” of Elections for Sen...

As the majority of US voters celebrate President-elect Joe Biden’s seemingly convincing victory in last week’s election, political commentators have been quick to temper the left’s jubilation in anticipation of a divisive transfer of power that...

Democracy’s Undemocratic Transition of Power

As the majority of US voters celebrate President-elect Joe Biden’s seemingly convincing victory in last week’s election, political commentators have been quick to temper the left’s jubilation in anticipation of a divisive transfer of power that...

In 2015, Finnish millionaire Reima Kuisla paid the equivalent of $59,677 after driving fifteen miles per hour above the speed limit. For the same offense, a low-income Finn may not even have to surrender more than $50. Fines adjusted for income—or ...

Day Fines: A First Step in Ending Mass Incarceration

In 2015, Finnish millionaire Reima Kuisla paid the equivalent of $59,677 after driving fifteen miles per hour above the speed limit. For the same offense, a low-income Finn may not even have to surrender more than $50. Fines adjusted for income—or ...

In February 2019, a federal judge in Texas ruled that it’s unconstitutional for women not to be required to register for the Selective Service on the basis of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. The Selective Service is a government...

Women in the Draft

In February 2019, a federal judge in Texas ruled that it’s unconstitutional for women not to be required to register for the Selective Service on the basis of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. The Selective Service is a government...