Congress and Lobbyists

November 28, 2022 USGOPO 0

All in the Family. The word “lobbyist” has a negative connotation in American politics. A lobbyist is simply a professional persuader who tries to get […]

Shaw v. Reno (1993)

October 12, 2022 USGOPO 0

Gerrymandering and Race. Shaw v. Reno (1993)¬†was an extremely divisive 5-4 Supreme Court case which cast a light on race, the Equal Protection Clause of […]

Baker v. Carr (1962)

October 11, 2022 USGOPO 0

Supreme Court Decision. Prior to the 1960s, the Supreme Court generally did not adjudicate issues of gerrymandering and redistricting. Baker v. Carr (1962), was a […]

Senator Edward Brooke

July 4, 2022 USGOPO 0

A Civil Rights Milestone. In January 1966, Republican Edward Brooke was sworn in as Massachusetts’ senator. As the Twentieth Amendment dictates, Congress opens on January […]