Recently, Justin Levitt, Professor of Law at Loyola Law School and an expert on constitutional jurisprudence and voting rights issues, was named White House Senior Policy Advisor for Democracy & Voting Rights by President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. In February, Levitt joined Josh and Tierney for an Inside Briefing to discuss his thoughts on the state of elections in the United States, voting rights issues, and the importance of institutions in a democracy. Members can watch the discussion after the jump. Read More
All members are invited to join us on Thursday, March 25, 2021, at 6:00 PM EST as Josh Marshall hosts a virtual panel discussion with some of our top legal sources. They’ll discuss whether Trump will be held to account for his attempt to overturn our democracy, and what it would look like if he is.
Tomorrow, September 3, from 5 – 7 p.m. ET TPM is hosting a virtual Zoom event focused on the unique challenges of holding an election during the crisis that is 2020.
TPM staff will be joined by Hannah Fried, All Voting is Local’s national campaign director and the former national director and deputy general counsel for voter protection on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, and Tammy Patrick, senior adviser at the Democracy Fund and an expert on vote by mail, to discuss efforts to take advantage of the crisis to suppress votes.
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Yesterday, amidst global protests about police brutality, the venerable New York Times published an op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) titled “Tom Cotton: Send In the Troops.”
“The nation must restore order,” the sub-headline read. “The military stands ready.”
This piece was met with visceral anger. The union representing New York Times staff, the NewsGuild, issued a statement that Cotton’s message “undermines the journalistic integrity of our members, puts Black staff members in danger, promotes hate, and is likely to encourage further violence.” Countless journalists tweeted “Running this puts Black @nytimes staff in danger.” Read More