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Save the Equal Rights Amendment

Julie C. Suk Boston Review
This year Virginia became the crucial thirty-eighth state to ratify the ERA. Renewed efforts to quash it stand to wipe out a hundred years of women’s work as constitution-makers.

The Case for Consequences - Lock Him Up?

Jonathan Chait New York Magazine
Defeating Trump in November will not be enough. For the Republic to survive Trump’s presidency, he must be tried for his crimes. Even if that sparks a constitutional crisis of its own. The rule of law must bind everyone, just as it protects everyone

States are Legally Required to Protect the Right to Vote

Jeanne Mirer and Jerry Wallingford Jurist
Efforts to make it more difficult for people to vote not only violate democratic principles, but are also illegal. The Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution, prohibits the federal government and the states from denying a citizen the right to vote.

Will He Go?

Sean Illing, Lawrence Douglas Vox
Will Trump leave office if defeated? A law professor fears a meltdown this November.

Tidbits - Feb. 13, 2020 - Reader Comments: Impeachment Not a Mistake; 2020 elections; Sanders, Warren Bloomberg; Voting Rights and Suppression; Economy is Bad; Plant Conversions; Socialists Can Govern; 50 Years: Kent State and Jackson State murders; more

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Reader Comments: Impeachment Not a Mistake; 2020 elections; Sanders, Warren Bloomberg; Voting Rights and Suppression; Economy is Bad; Plant Conversions; Socialists Can Govern; 50 Years - Kent State and Jackson State murders; Announcements; more

Tidbits - Feb. 6, 2020 - Reader Comments: Guilty -Not Impeached; Sanders campaign; Martin Luther King's Legacy; Organizing; Afghanistan, Guantánamo; Black History Month resources; Labor Scholarships available; Harry Belafonte celebration; Announcements;

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Reader Comments: Guilty But Not Impeached; Bernie Sanders campaign; Martin Luther King's Legacy; Organizing Workers; Afghanistan, Guantánamo; Black History Month resources; Labor Scholarships available; Harry Belafonte celebration; Announcements;

Dershowitz Is Wrong — Abuse of Power Is Grounds for Impeachment

Marjorie Cohn Truthout
Alan Dershowitz’s claim that abuse of power is not an impeachable offense flies in the face of constitutional law. He told senators that abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, for which Trump was impeached, are not grounds for impeachment.
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