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The Supreme Court just took a case on the EPA’s authority. Its decision could undo most major federal laws.

Pamela Clouser McCann co-authored a piece written for the Washington Post‘s Monkey Cage policy analysis column. Our research finds that if the Supreme Court were to invalidate either the EPA’s authority or the vaccine mandate under this doctrine, it might unravel nearly every major law Congress has passed since World War Read more…

Americans Don’t Trust Their Congressional Maps to be Drawn Fairly. Can Anything Change That?

FiveThirtyEight quoted redistricting research co-authored by Christian Grose. Researchers at the University of Southern California found that when California voters were told the state uses independent commissions (which it does) and the process was explained to them, 73% of respondents thought the process was fair. But when they were told the Read more…

How will diverse voters be represented in California’s new election districts?

Across the state, organizers are banding together to make sure new congressional, legislative and local districts lead to diverse representation. The track record of the Citizens Redistricting Commission is mixed, according to two recent studies. One of the studies, The California Citizens Redistricting Commission:  Fair Maps, Voting Rights, and Diversity, Read more…

Rising home prices

Spectrum News 1 featured Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center on rising house prices being tied to people not moving. “In California, we have a law that encourages that behavior. It’s Proposition 13, which basically limits how much property taxes can go up as long as you live in that Read more…

Critical Race Theory

Jody Armour of the USC Gould School was featured by Spectrum News 1 on the debate over critical race theory. “Critical race theory means a lot of things to a lot of people now. It’s kind of a catchphrase that is contested as part of a political contest between vying Read more…

Sentencing of Derek Chauvin

Erroll Southers was featured in a live news segment with Colleen Williams, KNBC News at 5, on the sentencing of Derek Chauvin.  “I think the judge’s sentence fell approximately where we thought it would fall, especially if you look at Minnesota precedence for the same exact crime. Between 2014 and Read more…

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