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United States

William Yeomans

Commentary: Charlotte police, release the video now

Sep 23 2016

Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney has adamantly refused to make public any police video of the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. This stands in stark contrast to the Friday release by Scott’s family of the wrenching video recorded by the victim’s wife.

Commentary: Voting rights’ victories could change the presidential race

Aug 03 2016

U.S. courts have finally struck back against Republican efforts to restrict voting rights. A series of recent key decisions involving Texas, North Carolina, Wisconsin and North Dakota forcefully block state laws aimed at excluding minority voters.

Column: The Supreme Court is moving left. Here's why.

Jun 29 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court's strange 2015 term ended this week in a flurry of dysfunction on difficult issues (the inability to rule on President Barack Obama's immigration orders), interspersed with predictable decisions (the unanimous stay-out-of-jail pass for the unethical but no longer felonious former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell).

Commentary: The Supreme Court is moving left. Here’s why.

Jun 28 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court’s strange 2015 term ended this week in a flurry of dysfunction on difficult issues (the inability to rule on President Barack Obama’s immigration orders), interspersed with predictable decisions (the unanimous stay-out-of-jail pass for the unethical but no longer felonious former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell).

Commentary: A dysfunctional Supreme Court – get used to it

Jun 16 2016

Senate Republicans have become experts in dysfunction. They seem intent on spreading the contagion to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The many ways Senate Republicans can block Obama’s Supreme Court nominee

Feb 24 2016

Republicans argue, absurdly, that a president with nearly a year left in his term is a lame duck. Yet, members of Congress become lame ducks only after the November election.

Column: Justice Scalia is the Supreme Court's real loser in Obamacare ruling

Jun 26 2015

Chief Justice John Roberts' majority opinion upholding subsidies on the Affordable Care Act's federal exchange is a big gift to Republicans. Though he was ruling against the expressed desire of every Republican presidential candidate - that the subsidies should be eliminated even if that meant the nation's healthcare system would enter a death spiral - the chief justice greatly simplified the lives of Republican politicians.

Tragedy in Ferguson: What the Justice Department can do next

Aug 25 2014

The attorney general has authority to investigate and file suit against a police department that has engaged in a pattern of conduct that violates the Constitution or federal laws.

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