A U.S. Supreme Court ruling on a proposed change to the 2020 national census could change U.S. politics for the next decade.
This past May, the Pew Research Center issued a report on America’s shrinking middle class in U.S. cities. One conclusion: Like the rest of the nation, the middle class of the broad Los Angeles area (L.A.–Long Beach–Anaheim) does not constitute a majority of the population. Writer Scott Timberg spoke with three analysts about an economic and population trend that’s been developing for decades.
Perhaps the biggest prize for the winner of the 2016 presidential election is the ability to shape the Supreme Court and the judicial branch. We spoke with Allan Ides, professor and Christopher N. May Chair at the Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, about prospects for the U.S. Supreme Court in the context of a new administration that will take the White House in January 2017. Early in his career, Ides served as clerk to the Honorable Clement F. Haynsworth, Jr., chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and Associate Justice Byron R. White of the U.S. Supreme Court. He was interviewed by Editor Joseph Wakelee-Lynch.