My recent Initiativv blog post: Ballot initiatives give voters a chance to chance to propose and create their own laws. These initiatives hold the power to change policy at the local level as well as at a state level. Ballot initiatives are a type of ballot measure that allow voters to directly propose and, by extension, enact … More The Ballot Initiative Process: Ripe for Reform?
My op-ed for The Hill’s Congress Blog: Shortly after a grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Mike Brown, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a no-fly zone over Ferguson, Missouri banning all flights within 3,000 feet off the ground. The stated purpose of the flight restrictions is … More Why flight restrictions over Ferguson?
My op-ed for The Hill’s Congress Blog: In Shelby County v. Holder, the Supreme Court struck down Section 4(b) of the Voting Rights Act, which includes a provision mandating that specified states “preclear” any changes in election regulations with the federal government. The court upheld other provisions of the Voting Rights Act intact, including Section 2, … More Strength and weakness of the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014