by Jim Thompson
In The Orange County Register, ACS Board member Erwin Chemerinsky defends the constitutionality of President Obama’s executive action on gun control.
Jill Dash, ACS’s vice president of strategic engagement, highlights the current judicial vacancy crisis on Bankrate.
Rachel M. Cohen at The American Prospect considers how Cruz-Guzman v. State of Minnesota, a provocative civil rights case, could change the landscape of American education. The statement of the plaintiffs can be read here.
At Jacobin, John Patrick Leary says the Flint water contamination crisis underscores “the human toll of running a state like a business,” writing, “when a government is run like a business, much of its infrastructure and personnel become superfluous.”
Detroit school teachers’ “sick outs” and the Flint water crisis highlight the disastrous consequences of Michigan’s emergency manager laws, opines Julia Lurie at Mother Jones.
In The American Prospect, Eliza Newlin Carney reviews a score of new books examining the growing influence of dark money in politics, including Rick Hasen’s Plutocrats United and Derek Cressman’s When Money Talks. Hasen’s ACSblog BookTalk can be read here, and Cressman’s BookTalk can be found here.