Marilyn W. Thompson


For the Women Who Accused the Trump Campaign of Harassment, It’s Been More Harassment

Trump is well known for publicly bullying his political rivals, but the former president’s campaign has also used similar tactics to launch private, relentless attacks against some of its own workers.

As Elections Loom, Congressional Maps Challenged as Discriminatory Will Remain in Place

With control of the House of Representatives hanging in the balance, the time-consuming appeals process means elections in multiple districts will take place using maps that have been challenged as discriminatory to voters of color.

Republicans Hatched a Secret Assault on the Voting Rights Act in Washington State

After he helped create the state’s voting maps, a redistricting commissioner quietly worked with national Republican figures to bring a lawsuit against his own work.

The Failed Promise of Independent Election Mapmaking

In Washington and other states, independent redistricting commissions have fallen prey to partisanship, just like the legislative bodies they were meant to replace.

¿El plan secreto del partido republicano para proteger los mapas electorales manipulados? Reclamar privilegios legales.

Las legislaturas republicanas en todo el país están blindando su labor en los mapas electorales presuntamente discriminatorios para que el público no se entere de cómo ni porqué hicieron sus decisiones.

The GOP’s Secret to Protecting Gerrymandered Electoral Maps? Claim Privilege.

Through new and expansive assertions of privilege, Republican legislatures around the country are shielding their work on allegedly discriminatory voting maps to prevent the public from finding out how and why they made their decisions.

Democratic Rep. Clyburn’s Role in Redrawn Congressional Maps Becomes Key in Supreme Court Redistricting Case

The court will hear a case about whether South Carolina Republicans illegally took race into account when they created the current voting districts.

Voting Maps Throughout the Deep South May Be Redrawn After Surprise Supreme Court Ruling

As many as five House seats could flip in 2024 after the Allen v. Milligan ruling, in which the Supreme Court upheld a key provision of the Voting Rights Act.

Clyburn’s Role in South Carolina Redistricting May Be Examined as Supreme Court Hears Racial Gerrymandering Case

The NAACP successfully challenged the state’s new congressional maps as racially motivated. Republicans argued that they fielded requests from the powerful Black Democrat before redrawing district lines.

How Rep. James Clyburn Protected His District at a Cost to Black Democrats

Facing the possibility of an unsafe district, South Carolina’s most powerful Democrat sent his aide to consult with the GOP on a redistricting plan that diluted Black voting strength and harmed his party’s chances of gaining seats in Congress.

The Democratic Insider Who Fought the Trump Administration

Douglas Letter was the House chief counsel for four years, leading the Democrats’ legal efforts to fight the Trump administration on the census, tax records and Jan. 6. He shares his views on the era’s biggest battles.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Part of Montana’s Far-Reaching Anti-Vax Law

ProPublica recently explored how Republicans in Montana passed the country’s most extreme anti-vaccination law and a hospital soon became overtaken by COVID. Now a judge has ruled the law went too far.

Greg Abbott’s Executive Power Play

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has consolidated power like none before him, at times circumventing the GOP-controlled Legislature and overriding local officials. A flurry of executive measures has solidified his base and raised his national profile.

D.C. Attorney General Opens Investigation Into Republican Governors’ Shipping of Immigrants to the Capital

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and others have been sending thousands of immigrants to Washington, D.C. Karl Racine, the district’s attorney general, is investigating whether immigrants have been deceived.

“The Human Psyche Was Not Built for This”

How Republicans in Montana hijacked public health and brought a hospital to the brink

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