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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday.

Editorial | Hey Supreme Court, wealthy politicians shouldn’t get the upper hand

By The Pitt News Editorial Board May 17, 2022
It’s a dark day in American politics when the highest court in the land sides with Sen. Ted Cruz. 
David Hickton, a former United States attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, speaks about the impact social media has on political discourse at Tuesday afternoon’s “Can Democracy Survive the Internet?” event in the University Club.

Cyber Law director talks democracy in the digital age

By Katie Sottile, For The Pitt News February 26, 2020
Former U.S. Attorney David Hickton gave a lecture called “Can Democracy Survive the Internet?” on Tuesday afternoon regarding the state of American democracy in the digital age.
Then-deputy Jair Bolsonaro argued with Maria do Rosario during a general commission in the Chamber of Deputies while discussing violence against women.

Editorial: Bolsonaro threatens democracy

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 5, 2018
Leaders and parties that exercise dictator-like control over the governments to which they were elected pose an intense, immediate threat to democracy worldwide. Civil liberties, freedom of the press and global security are at stake.
(Illustration by Raka Sarkar | Senior Staff Illustrator)

Respect Catalan referendum, for democracy’s sake

Voters tried to take to the polls in Catalonia Oct. 1 for a landmark independence referendum in the Spanish autonomous community — but the day ended in chaos. Spanish police brought in from outside Catalonia...

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