Daniel I. Weiner


Daniel I. Weiner is senior counsel in the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.

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77 percent of registered voters said that “reducing the influence of special interests and corruption in Washington” was either the “single most” or a “very important” factor in deciding on their vote for Congress. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty) Views
Friday, January 04, 2019
Historic Bill to Strengthen Democracy Introduced in Congress
In a major step toward fixing our broken system of elections, House Democratic lawmakers introduced a comprehensive democracy reform bill Thursday, the first day of the 116 th Congress. The bill, which is known as H.R. 1, or the For The People Act, and was sponsored by Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.),...
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Sunday, June 03, 2018
Trump Is Using Pardons To Rig The System For His Pals
On Thursday, President Donald Trump announced via Twitter (of course) that he would grant a “full pardon” to conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza. D’Souza was sentenced to five years of probation for willfully violating federal campaign finance law in 2014 and was, in the president’s view, “very...
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Sunday, November 27, 2016
Obama's Last Chance to Take on Dark Money
During his time in office, President Barack Obama has repeatedly criticized the Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United decision, and spoken out with particular force on the need to curb the tidal wave of secret money that has washed over our elections as a result. But despite the fact that...
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