Local officials in D.C. recently convened a convention to draft a constitution that would put the city on the path to statehood. Under the plan, the District would adopt a new name: "New Columbia." But some of those who've been on the front lines of the fight for statehood aren't thrilled about how the process has worked so far - and where it might be going.
Today’s Supreme Court often divides along ideological lines, especially on hot-button issues like abortion and civil rights. But some say a pro-business slant is actually bringing the Justices together. We explore how the Court approaches business-related cases, and why so many cases are being decided by a ‘reduced’ panel of justices.
- Jeffrey Rosen Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School; Legal Affairs Editor, The New Republic; Author, "The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries That Defined America" (Times Books)
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