Electoral College Part 3

Posted on July 12, 2024 in League News | comments

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 t...

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Supreme Court Alarms Experts Across the US

Posted on July 9, 2024 in League News | comments

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 July 8, 2024 in League News | comments

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 extraordin...

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Downtown Bike Force Texting Scandal

Posted on July 8, 2024 in League News | comments

At 6:30 PM this Wednesday, July 10th, Berkeley’s Police Accountability Board will meet and release its report on the Berkeley Police Department’s bike squad scandal that was the subject of much reporting last year. T...

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Electoral College Part 2

Posted on July 7, 2024 in League News | comments

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 Weyric...

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Electoral College Part 1

Posted on July 1, 2024 in League News | comments

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 to ...

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Berkeley’s Police Accountability Board 6-26-24

Posted on July 1, 2024 in League News | comments

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

Posted on June 25, 2024 in League News | comments

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 oth...

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

Posted on June 24, 2024 in League News | comments

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 our rights and...

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The Albany Policing Commission 6-20-24

Posted on June 24, 2024 in League News | comments

The Albany Policing Commission held its monthly meeting on June 20, 2024. June’s meeting commenced with the regular roll call and acknowledgment of the city’s founding on Ohlone land. The meeting swiftly moved to an ...

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