Alicia Bannon Profile picture
Director, Judiciary Program @BrennanCenter at NYU Law. All opinions are my own.
May 3 8 tweets 2 min read
By all accounts CJ Roberts hasn't joined the majority here. This draft opinion is a stark example of how a 6-3 supermajority is enabling the radicalization of SCOTUS. /1 politico.com/news/2022/05/0… This outcome has long been the goal of the conservative legal movement, but death to Roe by a thousand cuts had always seemed more likely. This would overturn Roe & Casey completely. Full bans are on the table & some will take effect immediately. /2 guttmacher.org/state-policy/e…
Jan 13 8 tweets 2 min read
Yesterday the Ohio Supreme Court struck down the state’s extremely gerrymandered General Assembly maps. I’m still giddy about our clients’ win so I’m going to talk about the promise of state constitutions!! /1 As you may know, the US Supreme Court ruled in Rucho v Common Cause that federal courts can’t hear partisan gerrymandering claims under the US Constitution. But they made clear that state courts, interpreting state constitutions, don’t have to follow SCOTUS’s lead. /2