Jami Floyd is an attorney, broadcast journalist and legal analyst for cable and network news, and is a frequent contributor to WNYC Radio. She is former advisor in the Clinton administration and served as a surrogate for the Obama campaign on legal and domestic policy issues. You can follow her on Twitter.
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Monday, November 19, 2012
Now, it is for us to ask, with all that we have achieved, have we yet reached the larger objective Lincoln envisioned for us, as a functional democracy in the 21st century
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
When I met General Petraeus I thought I was in the presence of a great leader. Perhaps I was. But that leadership has been entirely undone.
Monday, November 05, 2012
Ten words make the case for me: to quote Joe Biden, "Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive."
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The justices are considering whether the state can require proof of citizenship when people register to vote.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
I am tired of explaining why it is still necessary in the 21st Century. I am tired of the divisiveness of the discussion. I am tired of having to justify my place at the table. Just tired.
Friday, October 05, 2012
Pennsylvania just bought itself some time to fully litigate the effects of this law without the pressure of a national election hanging in the balance.
Monday, October 01, 2012
There are so many good cases and issues to consider this term, I can’t write about them in a single post.
Friday, September 28, 2012
The laws are in reality a Republican response to 2008's record turnout of African-American and Hispanic voters.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
This week, when millions of football fans were talking about the bad reffing that cost the Green Bay Packers the game on Monday night, I couldn't share the moment with my father, who suffered repeated concussions as a player.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Can American ideals of free speech rooted in the First Amendment co-exist with the reverence for the Prophet Mohammad rooted in Islam?
Review | Power Play: Toobin’s Take on the Rocky Relationship of the Obama Administration and the Roberts Court
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Jeffrey Toobin's latest book The Oath is not just a title. It is the beginning. He starts his new book with the oath. The president's oath, that is.
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
As every year, the 2012 Selma march follows the route John Lewis took with Dr. King and other pioneers of the civil rights movement. Instead of watching the horse race of election cycles, perhaps March 7 would be better spent reflecting on our collective conscience.
Thursday, March 01, 2012
While I often shared his jumping off point – that the news media is broken – his fix for that dysfunction was to retaliate with propaganda of his own making – right-wing paranoid conspiracy theories.
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
The California initiative process is a cop-out. It relieves lawmakers of the responsibility of making the difficult decisions they were sent to Sacramento to make, and it leaves the public holding the bag containing the really tough questions.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
As we head into what everyone seems to agree will be the defining contest for the GOP, I find myself wondering whether African Americans have a reason to vote Republican.
Monday, January 16, 2012
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Friday, January 13, 2012
We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the team of lawyers who fought in Brown and the cases that followed. One of those attorneys, Robert L. Carter, passed away just last week.
Monday, January 09, 2012
Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords led a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance on Sunday, one year after a shooting spree that claimed six lives and left her gravely wounded.
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
“Many people will hear the word Progressivism and immediately think of liberals or Democrats—but they’re not synonymous.” - Glenn Beck
I’ve always thought of President Obama as more of a Progressive than a Liberal. I know, I know. Labels again. But sometimes they are helpful. On Tuesday, with his speech in Kansas, harking back 100 years to Theodore Roosevelt, Obama confirmed my suspicions.
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Twenty years ago, last week, Clarence Thomas took his seat on the U.S. Supreme Court although, as I have suggested on this page before, he was not at that time, qualified to do so. The hearings on the matter of his qualification had been derailed by allegations of ...