Unpacking Biden’s new commission tasked with evaluating potential changes to the Supreme Court The Supreme Court is the highest court in the United States & its creation is mapped out in the Constitution. What’s not written into the Constitution? The maximum number of Justices allowed to serve at any one time. As a result, this … Continue reading “Packing The Courts?”
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This procedure is in the news again, and it's time we went over how a Representative gets assigned, and potentially removed. Getting Assigned There are different types of committees on the House. Select committees, which are special committees formed for a specific purpose and may stay permanent or disband at the end of their served … Continue reading House Committee Assignments
Start by finding who they are, and what their contact information is. Luckily, you can do both using the links below: House of Representatives: Find your region's Representative at this link - here. You will be asked to enter your zip code, and possibly your street address if the zones overlap in your zip code. … Continue reading How to contact your Federal election officials:
The election has been called, and virtually every major news outlet has projected that the winner is former Vice President Joe Biden (now, President-elect Biden). But as Biden-Harris supporters danced in the streets, President Trump has vowed to fight the election results in the courts and has yet to concede. And while there may be … Continue reading The Presidential Transition
Amidst a heated Presidential election, a lot is also going on in the Senate.
With election day underway, a big topic of conversation is whether we will find out the results today. In a typical election year, results for a large number of states come in right after polls close, and by the time California polls close, we have our confirmed winner. However, this election is anything but normal. … Continue reading Addressing your worries: What happens when polls close, and is it safe to speculate on the timeline of results?
On Monday, October 26th, the U.S. Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett in a 52-48 deeply partisan split. With just 8 days until the election, the confirmation was the first in history where not a single vote to confirm came from the minority party. At this point, the confirmation process is over, but questions are still circulating over how such a partisan confirmation was even logistically possible.
Below is a list of every state that has early voting (in person voting ahead of Election Day on 11/3). I have included when early voting starts, and a link to where you can find your early voting polling station. Alaska Early voting starts 15 days before the election and ends the day before the … Continue reading In-person Early Voting By State [Start Dates and Locations]
Last week, Amy Coney Barrett’s hearing in front of the Judicial Committee came to a close. You may have tuned in, got highlights from the news, or stayed away altogether. Regardless, a lot of people are wondering what happens next. Some are fearful at what seems like an inevitable confirmation, while others are looking forward … Continue reading Supreme Court Nominations; What’s Going On?