A Left-Wing Approach to the Question of Universal Suffrage

Felons have long been barred from voting in the state of Kentucky. In 2019, Governor Andy Beshear signed an executive order to allow certain non-violent felons to vote. However, executive orders are not permanent and can be overturned by future governors. In Kentucky right now, 15% of Black people cannot vote, and 20% of BlackContinue reading “A Left-Wing Approach to the Question of Universal Suffrage”

Kentucky Stands Alone on Felon Disenfranchisement 

Policymakers in state governments often take inspiration from surrounding states to implement changes in policy at home. Doing this gives lawmakers the ability to survey the intentions and effects of a certain policy before taking the risk of passing those policies in their state. This idea was explained perfectly by Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis,Continue reading Kentucky Stands Alone on Felon Disenfranchisement 

The Kentucky Roots of Marriage Equality in Obergefell v. Hodges

The Louisville Political Review looks at monumental court cases that have defined the city of Louisville, and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Today we examine Obergefell v. Hodges and its societal impact on civil liberties. On June 26, 2015, crowds gathered in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building, anticipating the final rulings of the term.Continue reading “The Kentucky Roots of Marriage Equality in Obergefell v. Hodges”

The Impact and Implications of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

The Louisville Political Review looks at monumental court cases that have defined the United States, Commonwealth of Kentucky, and city of Louisville. Today we examine Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, its impact on the physical autonomy and bodily integrity of women, and political and electoral implications. Friday, June 24th, 2022 will undoubtedly go downContinue reading “The Impact and Implications of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization”

Clay v. United States: A Pivotal Moment in War Ethics

The Louisville Political Review looks at monumental court cases that have defined the city of Louisville, and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Today we examine Clay v. United States and its societal impact on civil liberties. Background On November 1st of 1955, the United States began their controversial campaign in the Vietnam War. In the 1960s,Continue reading “Clay v. United States: A Pivotal Moment in War Ethics”

The Right to Bear Arms is Integral to the Fight for Freedom

Introduction “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” This amendment to the Constitution is the basis of great public debate. Amid rising gun violence and school shootings, many have argued for more restrictions on thisContinue reading “The Right to Bear Arms is Integral to the Fight for Freedom”

2022 Louisville Mayoral Election

On May 17, both the Republican and Democratic parties will be holding a primary for the mayoral election scheduled in November. Our current Mayor, Greg Fischer, is term limited and cannot run again for Mayor. LPR interviewed three candidates, Colin Hardin, Tim Findley, and Craig Greenberg, with full interviews here on our YouTube. Below isContinue reading “2022 Louisville Mayoral Election”

Voting Rights Are a Major Issue in Kentucky

The right to vote is currently under attack from all angles. The Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, state legislatures across the country are passing laws that will remove voting rights from many Black Americans, and trust in election processes and democracy are historically low. There is a strong national effort to strip BlackContinue reading “Voting Rights Are a Major Issue in Kentucky”

In the Wake of Kentucky’s Tornadoes, It’s Time to Take Climate Change Action

Photo: Malcolm Lightbody I was the first in the house to be woken up in the middle of the night by a tornado siren. It was the night after my grandmother’s funeral in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and I had the unfortunate task of sleeping on the couch in the living room as all the bedsContinue reading “In the Wake of Kentucky’s Tornadoes, It’s Time to Take Climate Change Action”

We Have the Responsibility to Help Our Fellow Kentuckians. Here’s How You Can Do So.

Photo by Shawn Triplett. We at the Louisville Political Review extend our hearts to all UofL students, family, friends, and community members affected by the devastating tornadoes that hit Western Kentucky last Friday. As very fortunate Kentuckians who were not directly affected by these disastrous events, we have the responsibility to help our neighbors toContinue reading “We Have the Responsibility to Help Our Fellow Kentuckians. Here’s How You Can Do So.”