Voting Representation for DC

Voting Representation for DC

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...

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

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)

(D-D.C.)

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

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