By: Jordan Uter “We often think of institutions as somehow solid and durable objects, but institutions are no more than stable patterns of human beliefs, norms, and interactions. When enough people simply decide to stop behaving according to those patterns and norms, the institutions themselves change or dissolve. And what we are witnessing in America … Continue reading Arizona Voter Intimidation, Suppression, and Democratic Instability
By: Mike Feeney On September 26, 2022, a federal judge for the District Court of Arizona issued a preliminary injunction blocking two voter registration provisions of Arizona Senate Bill 1260 (“S.B. 1260”). The District Court’s order was a major victory for the Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans, Priorities USA, and Voto Latino (the “Plaintiffs”), who … Continue reading The Fragility of Arizona’s S.B. 1260
By: Alexis Eisa Democracy, derived from the Greek words “demos,” meaning the people, and “kratia,” meaning the power of authority, is internationally recognized as the power to the people. Yet, America, the alleged pioneer and leader in democracy, has seen its democratic principles slowly eroded away. So much so, that the erosion and resulting political … Continue reading Is America a Democratic Society?
By: Freeman Halle Every ten years, states undertake the arduous task of divvying up the electoral pie through the redistricting process. Traditionally, this process has been entirely controlled by state legislatures, and most states have retained this model: politicians draw their districts, and the incumbent majority wields the pen. In Arizona, however, the process has … Continue reading Carving up the Copper State: A Look at the Redistricting Process in Arizona
By: Alexis Eisa “Every citizen shall have the right and the opportunity . . . to vote and to be elected at genuine periodic elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret ballot, guaranteeing the free expression of the will of the electors.” This is the United States’ … Continue reading Gerrymandering Violates U.S. Citizens’ Human Rights