Lately, the integrity of our democracy, including the fundamental right to vote, is regularly under fire. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) plays an integral role in the protection, or lack thereof, of the democratic rights of citizens. Next week, June 25, 2019 marks the anniversary of the...
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Washington Watch: Most Democratic Candidates Still Afraid to Criticize Israel's Violations of Palestinian Rights
by James Zogby in Washington Watch
The attitudes of Democratic voters toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict have become decidedly more balanced in the past two decades. Favorable attitudes toward Palestinians are up while attitudes toward Israel appear to be in decline. While, overall views of Israel remain positive, substantial numbers of Democrats are opposed to Israeli policies – namely settlement construction and violations of Palestinian rights. Israel's leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, is also viewed negatively by most Democrats. Continue Reading....
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On Tuesday, June 17, 2019, the Supreme Court released its decision in Gamble v. United States, which involved a challenge to the “separate sovereigns” doctrine. According to Fifth Amendment’s double jeopardy clause, people who are accused of a crime cannot be tried twice for the same crime. However, the Supreme Court has historically granted one exception. Under what is known...
Earlier this week the New York Times published an online interactive feature in which they asked twenty-one participating 2020 Democratic candidates eighteen different questions, including, "Do you think Israel meets international standards of human rights?" We were glad to see candidates asked about the issue of Palestinian human rights. Here's...