Earlier this week, a panel of federal judges ruled that residents of the District of Columbia do not have the right to a voting representative in Congress. Some Constitutional scholars argue that this was the Founding Fathers’ intent, but activists vow they’ll take their fight to the Supreme Court. Diane and her guests discuss the legal arguments on both sides and talk about where the issue goes from here.

Guests

  • Sen. Jamie Raskin professor of Constitutional law & the First Amendment at American University's Washington College of Law; public interest lawyer active on voting rights and electoral reform issues
  • Miller Baker attorney specializing in political and Constitutional law
  • Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) (D-D.C.)

Related Links

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

The Fallout From The Brexit Vote

Monday, Jun 27 2016The world reacts to Brexit: European Union leaders plan for Great Britain's departure and investors brace for more uncertainty, as the U.S. considers economic and strategic implications.

Friday News Roundup – International

Friday, Jun 24 2016The U.K. votes to leave the European Union. Heavy fighting continues in parts of Fallujah as Iraqi forces seek to retake all of the city from ISIS. And in Venezuela, food shortages spur looting and rioting. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup – Domestic

Friday, Jun 24 2016The Friday News Roundup: House Democrats stage a sit-in to push for a vote on new gun laws. Campaign finance reports show Donald Trump with much less money and staff than Hillary Clinton. And a federal judge in Wyoming strikes down an Obama administration safety rule on fracking. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top national news stories.