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Supreme Court Ignores Science, Enables Voter Purging, But Data May Have Final Say

, Kendall Science Fellow

The Supreme Court, in a narrow 5-4 decision, has upheld a restrictive Ohio election law that initiates a process to purge eligible voters from its voter list if they fail to vote in a single election. A number of other states and localities have also implemented voter list purging tactics, and it is expected that this decision will result in additional states adopting more restrictive voter list purges. Read more >

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Did My Tea Leaves Reveal the Supreme Court’s Upcoming Gerrymandering Ruling?

, Kendall Science Fellow

This morning, I stirred my green tea vigorously to see if it would reveal the Supreme Court’s opinion on two partisan gerrymandering cases that are soon to be released. The tea spilled, I scalded my lap, then wondered why any Decent American Patriot would sip tea while the nation awaits a decision of such historic significance. I then made a cup of coffee and resolved to give up fortune telling.  So I won’t try and predict where the Court will come down on the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering. However, I will offer some guideposts to help interested parties (see what I did there) understand the significance of the decision when it comes.

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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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