Yeomans Work: The Court v. Democracy

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WASHINGTON, D.C., October 26, 2018 – In the latest edition of Yeomans Work, AFJ Senior Justice Fellow Bill Yeomans writes that with midterm elections less than two weeks away, “hundreds of thousands of qualified voters will face barriers established by Republican state officials, and millions more will have the impact of their votes diluted by partisan gerrymandering.” Republicans stand to benefit, Yeomans writes, and in each instance, their advantage was enabled by the Republican-appointed majority of the Supreme Court.

Yeomans writes that by “upholding measures that block ballot access, gutting the Voting Rights Act, declining to remedy unconstitutional gerrymanders, and permitting unregulated amounts of money to flow into politics, the Supreme Court has cleared the field for Republicans to limit the franchise and dilute its effect.” And that, Yeomans says, “is the very opposite of what should be happening in a healthy democracy.”

Yeomans Work focuses on the challenges to the justice system in the era of Trump. Bill Yeomans is available for media interviews. Contact Laurie Kinney, Communications Director, at or 202-464-7367.