Brnovich: Voting Rights Rewritten

The United States thus finds itself in a somewhat circular predicament. The protection of voting rights depends on a body that is elected under voting procedures that increasingly curtail the access of minorities to the political process and whose institutional barriers prevent the majority of the voters from having their will heard.

On Executive Orders

While it is true that Congress had been unable to reach a compromise, and relief was running out and badly needed, by taking under his authority this kind of substantive policy-making Trump is giving a signal to Congress that presidential action can become an alternative to Congressional compromise. This dangerous precedent is the result of our current state of Congressional hyper-partisanship, under which American democracy cannot persist in the long-run.