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Janus and Gerrymandering

Janus and Gerrymandering

Two cases before the Supreme Court this Term will determine the extent to which political parties can entrench themselves in office.  The most obvious of these cases is Gill v. Whitford, which involves the constitutional permissibility of partisan gerrymandering....

Reforming Police Unions

Reforming Police Unions

The many recent instances of police killing civilians have sparked calls to fire and prosecute the officers involved, and outrage at the police unions’ defense of accused officers and resistance to summary discipline. People rightly wonder why the union conceives...

Weekend News & Commentary — June 24-25, 2017

Weekend News & Commentary — June 24-25, 2017

In the wake of CEO Travis Kalanick’s resignation last week, Uber is pleading with its employees to stay on with the company.  According to the Wall Street Journal, some Uber employees are considering leaving the company after the tumultuous last few months; others who are more hopeful that the company can restore its damaged reputation or fearful that they will lose their stock options with the company will choose to stay.  Meanwhile, the Journal reports, some of Uber’s drivers are feeling optimistic about the company in the wake of Kalanick’s departure, especially given the adoption of more driver-friendly policies immediately following his resignation.  The Uber Board met for the first time on Thursday to discuss the search for Kalanick’s replacement.