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Independent Redistricting Commissions Remain Legal, But They’re Not Democrats' Silver Bullet

Election-reform advocates will push for more independent commissions after they were judged to be constitutional. But it's not easy to take redistricting power away from legisl...

Money for Now, Money for Later

It's not just how much but what kind of money the 2016 field is raising that matters.  

Antonin Scalia's Top 5 Dissents of the Year

Scalia doesn't go down without a fight, and this term gave him plenty of ammunition.

SCOTUS Deeply Divided In Fractured Rulings on Death Penalty

The Court upheld a controversial execution method, but two justices said it's time to review whether the death penalty is unconstitutional.

Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Congressional Lines

In an opinion by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Court ruled that independent redistricting commissions are constitutional.

Supreme Court Tees Up New Battle Over Affirmative Action

The Court has been cool to affirmative action programs in the past.

How the Supreme Court Can Save Republicans—If the Party Lets It

The GOP might be disappointed with the justices after last week, but politically it still can win out.

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