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Format: 09-01-2014
Format: 09-01-2014
In 2008, as the state of Missouri was poised to adopt a constitutional amendment to require documentary proof of citizenship of every person wishing to register to vote in the state, the New York...
August 25, 2014 | Explainer |
Corporations and unions face very different rules and requirements for their political spending. Labor unions must publicly disclose their political spending and, in some instances, face restrictions...
July 23, 2014 | Explainer |
Sean McElwee
Introduction In March 2013, acting under a controversial statute that authorized extraordinary action, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder appointed Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr to replace the elected...
July 16, 2014 | Explainer |
In today’s economy, a college education is essential for getting a good job and entering the middle class. Yet, despite this reality, college costs are rising beyond the reach of many Virginians....
May 2, 2014 | Explainer |
Robert Hiltonsmith
Mark Huelsman
McCutcheon v. FEC is a Supreme Court case in which a narrow 5-4 majority struck down the limit on the total amount that one wealthy donor is permitted to contribute to all federal candidates, parties...
April 8, 2014 | Explainer |
Demos
The opportunity to work hard and get ahead is a core value of American society. Yet today in the United States, qualified job seekers are turned away from employment because of their personal...
December 17, 2013 | Explainer |
The Volcker Rule is a requirement in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 that is sometimes referred to as a “mini-Glass-Steagall.” It is based on the same principle...
December 9, 2013 | Explainer |
Early voting provides a means for eligible voters to cast their ballots at a time and location other than in person on Election Day. EARLY VOTING COMES IN TWO BASIC FORMS: EARLY IN-PERSON VOTING...
July 15, 2013 | Explainer |
Estelle Rogers
In Citizens United v. FEC, the U.S. Supreme Court held that corporations were free to use money from the corporation’s treasury on political activity.1 Setting aside for a moment the many...
June 19, 2013 | Explainer |
Same Day Registration (SDR) allows eligible voters to register to vote and cast their ballots on the same day. Depending on the state, this one-stop process for registering and voting may be offered...
March 1, 2013 | Explainer |
Demos