Supreme Court’s ‘Faithless Electors’ Decision Safeguards Electoral College

 
 
Jul 07, 2020
 

Good morning from Washington, where the Supreme Court unites in defense of the Electoral College's integrity. We've got the legal lowdown from Zack Smith and Hans von Spakovsky. It's odd that Black Lives Matter doesn't openly venerate an American civil rights icon, Bob Woodson writes. On the podcast, a pastor weighs in on the destruction of a statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Plus: the message in the June jobs numbers; a haven for monuments targeted by vandals; and why we don't want a French Revolution here. On this date in 1981, President Ronald Reagan nominates Sandra Day O'Connor, an appeals judge in Arizona, to become the first woman on the Supreme Court.

 
 
 
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By Zack Smith

A new Supreme Court ruling affirms the Electoral College as an important part of our constitutional structure.
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By Robert L. Woodson Sr.

Martin Luther King's quest for equality and his legacy are inconvenient for today's vigilantes because his efforts contrasted sharply with theirs—both with regard to the goal and means.
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By Jarrett Stepman

In Seattle's Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, protesters chanted: "Does anybody know what happened to the people who did not get on board with the French Revolution?"
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By Rachel Greszler

As Congress returns from recess, one of lawmakers' top priorities will be crafting a Phase 4 coronavirus recovery package.
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By Virginia Allen

The toppling of a Frederick Douglass statue shows "there are people within our culture that are more committed to creating chaos then they are solving problems and finding solutions," says Rev. Dean Nelson, chairman of the Frederick Douglass Foundation.
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By Rachel del Guidice

The manager of a small town in Ohio declares his municipality a "sanctuary city" for statues being toppled in other parts of the country.
 
     
 
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