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Clean Slate for Budget Reconciliation: How Democrats Can Reform Labor Rights, Even with the Filibuster

Clean Slate for Budget Reconciliation: How Democrats Can Reform Labor Rights, Even with the Filibuster

President Joe Biden’s ambitious pro-worker agenda is confronting a cruel legislative reality.  Thanks to the Senate filibuster—a parliamentary maneuver that blocks legislation indefinitely barring a 60-vote override—Democrats’ razor-thin Senate margins make it...

Progressive Reform or Constitutional Violation? Thirteenth Amendment Questions at the Heart of Criminal Justice Debt Reforms

Progressive Reform or Constitutional Violation? Thirteenth Amendment Questions at the Heart of Criminal Justice Debt Reforms

In the past few years, criminal justice debt has received growing attention from legal scholars and advocates. The term “criminal justice debt,” also known as “legal financial obligations (LFOs)” or simply “fines and fees,” refers to the financial obligations...