In this episode of System Error, we investigate how the U.S. Supreme Court became a broken institution.
In which John Green teaches you about the election of 1860. As you may remember from last week, things were not great at this time in US history. The tensions between the North and South were rising, ultimately due to the single issue of slavery. The North wanted to abolish slavery, and the South wantedContinue reading “VIDEO: The Election of 1860 & the Road to Disunion: Crash Course US History #18”
By taking over state legislatures, Republicans hope to pass conservative amendments that cannot be electorally challenged Steve Bannon, the former chief strategist in the Trump White House who is at the forefront of the Republican march toward hard-right populism, is throwing his weight behind a movement to radically rewrite the US constitution. Bannon has devotedContinue reading “Inside Steve Bannon’s ‘disturbing’ quest to radically rewrite the US constitution”
The Supreme Court’s cert grant last June in Moore v. Harper was an ominous note on which to end an explosive term. The grant seemed to broadcast an openness to embracing what’s known as the “independent state legislature theory,” or ISLT. It is a once-fringe idea that the U.S. Constitution, and in particular Article I’s “elections clause,” grants toContinue reading “Oral Argument in Moore v. Harper and the Perils of Finding “Compromise” on the Independent State Legislature Theory”
From Hungary to Texas, the Breaking the Vote teams travel around the world to trace the steady rise of authoritarianism and its impact in the U.S.
The clock is ticking for the anti-democracy “independent state legislature” takeover. Democratic politicians, along with independents and Republicans who likewise revere democracy, are justifiably savoring 2022 midterm voters’ historic affirmation of the core principle of government by representatives elected by popular majorities. But these pro-democracy leaders must now pivot to confront an as yet unacknowledgedContinue reading “How the Supreme Court Plans to Undermine Future Elections”
Serbian far-right organization on Friday held a rally in support of Russian people in the capital Belgrade. The People’s Patrols started out as a group hostile to the migrants and refugees crossing Serbia on route to Europe, claiming that Vladimir Putin is fighting against a ”Nazi and pro-Western government”. The rally began with a largeContinue reading “Ukraine crisis: Serbian far-right group holds pro-Russian rally – The Straits Times”
KXAN’s Nabil Remadna reports that a Kingsland librarian lost her job because she refused to pull books off the public library’s shelves because some people thought they were “inappropriate.”
50 years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Loving — Mildred and Richard Loving, who successfully sued the state of Virginia, forcing it to recognize their interracial marriage. That landmark case overturned laws against interracial marriages all across the country.
Interracial marriage, the Indiana Republican argued, should have been left to states The U.S. Supreme Court was wrong to legalize interracial marriage, Indiana Sen. Mike Braun, a Republican, argued on Tuesday. Suggesting the historic Loving v. Virginia ruling by the Supreme Court decades ago was a case of improper judicial activism, Braun said the court shouldContinue reading “Republican Sen. Mike Braun says Supreme Court was wrong to legalize interracial marriage”