Jessica Levinson

Jessica Levinson

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Jessica Levinson is Professor of Election Law at Loyola Law School and President of the LA Ethics Commission. She blogs about the intersection of law and politics for KCET.org and the Huffington Post. Previously, she served as director of political reform at the Center for Governmental Studies, a nonprofit research organization that looks at ethics and campaign financing.

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On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in one of the biggest cases of the year.

Supreme Court decision on Census citizenship question could have big repercussions for states like California

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Attorney General William Barr released the much-awaited Mueller report this morning.

What’s in the 400-page Mueller report?

Attorney General William Barr released the much-awaited Mueller report this morning.

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