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Sam is a Governing intern. He was born in New York City and graduated from American University in 2015 with a degree in Journalism. Sam has previously written for the American University student newspaper, the Eagle, as well as Washington, D.C.'s street newspaper, Street Sense. 

October 7, 2015

Ballot Selfies: A Freedom of Speech or Danger to Democracy?

The issue has reached courts and legislatures in many states, but there's no national consensus on the legality of taking a photo of a completed ballot and posting it on social media.
October 6, 2015

The Upcoming Supreme Court Cases That Matter Most for States and Localities

The justices will hear cases this month on collective bargaining, juvenile justice, water rights and more.
September 23, 2015

Have an Idea for Improving Your City? Knight Might Fund It.

The Knight Foundation is launching its second search for innovative and unorthodox ideas for developing U.S. cities.
September 21, 2015

Immigrant-Investor Program Brings In Billions of Dollars (and Fraud)

A new study of the controversial but popular EB-5 program details the successes and challenges of foreign investment in America.