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Naming the Insurrection

On Jan. 6, 2021, armed insurrectionists breached the Capitol to prevent Congress from certifying the results of the election. If we are to remain a democracy, we must be clear in our words and steadfast in our actions to prevent this in the future.

By Marc Elias

A divided U.S. Capitol — one half tinted blue and the other half tinted red showing a scene from the January 6 insurrection — with the text of Section 3 of the 14th Amendment in the background

Looking Ahead: Litigation in the New Year

Voting rights litigation played a crucial role in protecting the right to vote in 2021, a trend that will continue in 2022. As we ring in the new year, we want to highlight some lawsuits that have significant hearings or trials scheduled in the first half of 2022.

By Democracy Docket

A hand holding a crystal ball revealing a courthouse, gavel, protest sign that reads "WE DEMAND VOTING RIGHTS NOW!", and person voting inside a voting booth that reads "2022" on the outside of it

What Got Us Through 2021

On the last day of the year, we wanted to reflect on the music, books, people and more that inspired and entertained us through 2021, both Marc’s favorites and some special picks from the Democracy Docket team.

By Democracy Docket

A collage featuring former U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill's MSNBC backdrop that earned her a 10/10 score from Room Raters, Adele's "30" abulm, cover art from the single "Nothing Else Matters" by Miley Cyrus, cover art for the "You're Wrong About" podcast, a map of Indiana's 7th congresional district, Democracy Docket's "I FIGHT FOR VOTING RIGHTS" mug filled with hot coffee, and a thumbail from the Tik Tok account "SCOTUS Blog"

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