H.R. 1: The Path to Democracy in America

“There’s lots of examples where Congress responds to interpretation of the statute. That’s the Lilly Ledbetter model,” said Paul Smith, vice president of the Campaign Legal Center, referring to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which overturned a Supreme Court decision. Adav Noti, senior director for trial litigation of the Campaign Legal Center, thought this was a “…pretty honest admission. The Court’s sense of how politics works is not in fact better than Congress’s is.” Thus far, Noti explained, “Congress has done very little to reassert itself as a prime decision-maker. Hopefully, this will change with H.R. 1.”

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