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Supreme Court on Voting Representation

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Apr 13, 2016 9:00 pm
  • 20:28

Guest: Derek Muller, JD, Professor of Election and Constitutional Law at Pepperdine University School of Law  When we say that a democracy is a government of the people, by the people and for the people, what people are we talking about? Is it just those who are eligible to vote? Or do we expect our elected officials to be just as concerned about the needs of people who can’t vote – either because they’re not old enough or they not a legal resident of the United States? The nation’s highest court recently weighed in on these questions with a closely-watched ruling in a case called “Evenwel v. Abbott.”