Wendy Weiser

Wendy Weiser

Wendy R. Weiser directs the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, a non-partisan think tank and public interest law center that focuses on fundamental issues of democracy and justice.

Articles by this author

"According to news reports, the political appointee who requested the change, John Gore, previously defended Republican redistricting plans that were later found to be discriminatory." Views
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Why The Census Asking About Citizenship Is Such A Problem
On Monday night, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced that he is directing the Census Bureau to ask all respondents to the 2020 census to report their citizenship status. He made the decision over the strong objections of former census directors representing both Republican and Democratic...
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A recent survey by Lake Research Partners and WPA Intelligence shows that a supermajority of those polled (71%) support the court stepping in to place limits on the practice. Views
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Why the Supreme Court Must Strike Down Extreme Partisan Gerrymandering
Tuesday’s arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court’s blockbuster partisan-gerrymandering case should give voters who are fed up with overly aggressive drawing of district lines — most voters in the country, that is — plenty of reasons to be optimistic. The justices were active and engaged, clearly...
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Saturday, March 07, 2015
New Voting Laws Show That the Struggle Continues
Growing up in Mississippi more than 50 years ago, Sammie Louise Bates had to help her grandmother count the money needed to pay poll taxes. Living under Jim Crow laws angered Bates — and inspired her to become a lifelong voter. Bates was 25 when the Voting Rights Act passed in 1965, abolishing poll...
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Wednesday, November 05, 2014
How Much of a Difference Did New Voting Restrictions Make in Yesterday's Close Races?
The Republican electoral sweep in yesterday’s elections has put an end to speculation over whether new laws making it harder to vote in 21 states would help determine control of the Senate this year. But while we can breathe a sigh of relief that the electoral outcomes won’t be mired in litigation...
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