REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - A news assistant runs to his co-workers with copies of court decisions past anti-death penalty demonstrators in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington June 29, 2015. The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a drug used by Oklahoma as part of its lethal injection procedure does not violate the U.S. Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment, dealing a setback to opponents of the death penalty.

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Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, et al.

June 29, 2015, Thomas E. Mann

On June 29 the Supreme Court upheld Arizona's initiative to establish an independent redistricting commission by 5-4. In this post, Thomas Mann reacts to the decision in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.

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    November 25, 2014, Mireya Solís, Kyodo News
  • In the News

    I hope that this election paves the way for [Japan's] government to recommit to the cause of reform.

    November 25, 2014, Mireya Solís, Kyodo News
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    November 4, 2014, Sarah A. Binder, Christian Science Monitor
  • In the News

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  • In the News

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  • In the News

    The White House pushed the envelope in today's statement [on pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong]. There's a lot more substance and they hit a lot more points than they usually do.

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