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The Science of Sovereignty: Two Cases Show How the Future of Voting Rights Depends on the Integrity of Data

, Kendall Science Fellow

This week, two major court cases concerning the right to an equal and effective vote revealed how crucial scientific integrity in the courts is going to be if voting rights are to be secured for all Americans. Read more >

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Can Science (and The Supreme Court) End Partisan Gerrymandering and Save the Republic? Three Scenarios

, Kendall Science Fellow

On October 3, the US Supreme Court will hear a case concerning the state of Wisconsin’s legislative districts that could resolve a pending constitutional crisis and dramatically improve electoral representation. Read more >

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The Depressing Comments of Justice Scalia on African-American Students

, director, Center for Science & Democracy

I spent a good part of my life in academia as well as government science laboratories and other science institutions. So I was dismayed, to say the least, to read comments by Justice Scalia during yesterday’s Supreme Court hearing concerning minority students and black scientists in particular. Read more >

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Supreme Court Decision in Favor of the Cross State Air Pollution Rule Is a Major Win for Public Health

, , lead economist and climate policy manager

Today’s Supreme Court ruling reinstating limits on sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) from coal-fired power plants, as required by the Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), is a significant victory for our public health. Read more >

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Compounding The Problem

, sr. Washington rep., Center for Science & Democracy

If you want to see what a world without regulatory safeguards looks like, you don’t have to look far. The current and evolving outbreak of fungal meningitis tied to one large compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts is a case study in what happens when state and federal regulators fail. It also shows what can happen when conflicts of interest get in the way of regulation based on the best available science. Read more >

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