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Just Politics: The perilous legal landscape

This podcast of Just Politics was originally aired by U.S. Catholic.

Some threats to democracy, such as the insurrection on January 6, 2021, are lawless and loud. But others draw on the workings of the law to turn them against democracy itself. In this episode we talk to Celina Stewart, chief counsel and senior director of advocacy and litigation for the League of Women Voters, about those threats. They include gerrymandering, restrictive voting laws, and other measures enacted at the state level and through court decisions—most notoriously, the Supreme Court’s 2013 Shelby County v. Holder, which gutted portions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.