In many states, when thwarted by the courts from enacting legislation, lawmakers are attacking the courts instead. In today’s Data Dive, we walk through a recent report that highlights the laws that would undermine the role of courts.
It’s been difficult to determine exactly who and what kind of voters would be impacted by strict voter ID laws. Two political scientists took advantage of a unique situation in Texas to answer exactly that question.
The Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court produced a report on the history, constitutionality and logistical considerations of SCOTUS reforms. We explore three main reforms and their path forward in Congress.
What effect do long lines have on voters and their behavior in future elections? A recent paper seeks to answer this exact question. It found that long lines have a significant impact on voter turnout.
The U.S. House didn’t always have a fixed number of members — it used to grow as the population did. In today’s Data Dive, four scholars explain why a bigger House would be better for America and lay out how to do it.
In today’s Data Dive, we’re examining recent scholarship on primaries and primary election reform. We spoke to the report’s author Lee Drutman to further explore electoral reform in our polarized country.
We’re highlighting interesting findings in Bright Line Watch’s latest report. What do political science experts have to say about the United States’ democratic performance, possibilities for reform and recent events?
In Today’s Data Dive, we’re taking a look at state legislator pay and how it impacts representation. States that have higher legislator salaries generally have better representation, especially economically and professionally.
State Supreme Courts are often overlooked in favor of the federal supreme court, but they may have a bigger influence over Americans’ day-to-day lives. In today’s Data Dive, we’re taking a look at the diversity of state Supreme Court justices.
In today’s Data Dive, we’re examining Americans’ views of democracy and desire for change in our political system. Earlier this year, the Pew Research Center surveyed citizens in 17 advanced economies on their attitudes toward politics.
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