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One Person One Vote

This Supreme Court Case Could Upend The Way Democracy Works

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court this term could change how states meet the basic democratic goal of "one person, one vote." Ironically...

The Latest Gerrymander: Voters Instead of People

Alan B. Morrison | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Alan B. Morrison

The Supreme Court has ended the most blatant forms of gerrymandering and required legislative districts at both the state and federal level to be equal in composition within each state. The Court's rulings have been labeled "one person, one-vote," and the general assumption has been that, in dividing up each house by districts, the denominator has been the total population of the state.

Affirmative Action for Rural America?

Steven Conn | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Steven Conn

At the center of Evenwel v. Abbott is a math problem: How do we calculate the size of legislative districts? The answer to that question depends on how we define the principle of "one person, one vote."

When It Comes To Voting, Conservatives Want Some People To Count More Than Others

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

The same conservatives who succeeded in getting the Supreme Court to gut the Voting Rights Act last year are now attacking the principle of one person, one vote. The purpose of both maneuvers is the same, to help Republicans win elections by diluting or suppressing Democratic votes, in particular the votes of black and brown people.

Scalia: Recuse or Resign

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Scalia has a right to believe voting rights are a "perpetuation of racial entitlement" for blacks and Hispanics, but should promote this repellent and biased view on conservative talk radio, not the court.

American Democracy (the Lack Thereof)

Van Gosse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Van Gosse

We are still a partial, blocked, half-way democracy, for the simple reason that our constitutional system incorporates central features intended to frustrate the will of the majority.

2009 Was Not the Senate's Finest Year

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

It was in the Senate this year where the goal of meaningful health care reform gave way to a bill that feels as if it was written by the insurance company lobbyists.