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The American people, Not Unelected Judges, Must Control Immigration and Refugee Policy

By ignoring the courts, President Trump will restore respect for his authority, for the separation of powers and for the power of the people to rule themselves. And he will be following in the tradition of Jefferson, Lincoln and Jackson. … Continue reading

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Experience Shows that There is no Such Thing as an “Independent Redistricting Commission”

The Democrats six seat edge in 2012 was largely due to its five seat gain in the nine states with appointed commissions (which controlled 99 U.S. House seats) and its seven seat gain in the nine states, where the courts intervened and drew the map for 120 U.S. House seats. This means that in 2012, for maybe the first time in U.S. history, appointed rather than elected officials decided the boundaries of a majority of (219) U.S. House districts. Continue reading

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Sovereignty and Activist Judges

In its current term, the U.S. Supreme Court will weigh in on many crucial and emotionally charged issues affecting the nation. These range from voting rights to same-sex marriage to race-based college admissions policies. The intensity of these disputes was on full display on February 27 during the court’s oral argument on the Voting Rights Act. Unusually visceral questioning from Justices Antonin Scalia and Sonia Sotomayor, representing opposite ends of the court’s ideological spectrum, offered a glimpse into the raw conflicts coming to a boil before the high court.

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