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Supreme Court Alarms Experts Across the US

Posted on Jul 09, 2024 in

On June 28, 2024, the Supreme Court handed down a decision that amounts to its greatest power grab since 1803, when the Marshall Court established judicial review, according to Ellie Mystal of the Nation Magazine. As man...

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LWV Response to SCOTUS Decision on Presidential Immunity

Posted on Jul 08, 2024 in

League of Women Voters of the US's Chief Counsel, Celina Stewart, issued this response to the US Supreme Court's 6 – 3 decision in Trump v. United States: “The Supreme Court’s ruling to grant extraordinary imm...

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Electoral College Part 3

Posted on Jul 12, 2024 in

An Empty Institution There are still arguments for the Electoral College that must be addressed. In Federalist No. 68, Alexander Hamilton writes “the immediate election should be made by men most capable of analyzing ...

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Electoral College Part 2

Posted on Jul 13, 2024 in

Legitimacy, Legitimacy, Legitimacy The Electoral College allows a minority of voters to determine the course of the entire nation. This effect is well known. In fact, in a 1980 speech, conservative strategist Paul Weyri...

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Electoral College Part 1

Posted on Jul 13, 2024 in

This is the first of a series of four informative articles on the Electoral College written by Alex Li of the League of Women Voters Berkeley Albany Emeryville. Every four years, Americans across the country turn out ...

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Annual Meeting 24 Report

Posted on Jul 02, 2024 in

On June 13, 2024, the League of Women Voters of Berkeley, Albany, and Emeryville (LWVBAE) held its Annual Meeting, featuring an inspiring and informative talk by the remarkable Anat Shenker-Osorio. Shenker-Osorio is an a...

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Juneteenth with Our League

Posted on Jun 26, 2024 in

The annual Juneteenth festival in Berkeley was an outstanding success this Sunday! It was a beautiful day that brought together numerous families and individuals for a joyous celebration. The streets were alive with food...

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League Youth Council Members & Rally About the Exclusion of Jewish and Black Jurors

Posted on Jun 25, 2024 in

In response to a League of Women Voters of Alameda County Council (ACC) request, LWVBAE Albany Youth Council representatives attended a rally on Tuesday, June 8th at 10 AM at the Alameda County Courthouse. Along with...

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Preparing for the 2024 Presidential Election with LWV's Chief Counsel

Posted on Jun 24, 2024 in

Fighting for pro-voter laws is an essential part of defending our democracy. With voter suppression efforts on the rise, lawyers at organizations like the League are working across all 50 states to protect ou...

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Berkeley's Police Accountability Board 6-26-24

Posted on Jul 01, 2024 in

The Berkeley Police Accountability Board (PAB) gathered on June 26, 2024 for a brief meeting. One main portion of the meeting was a report from Berkeley Police Department’s Deputy Chief Jen Tate. Tate announced that th...

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