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Morgan Marietta

Morgan Marietta

Morgan Marietta is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He studies the political consequences of belief. He is the author of four books, The Politics of Sacred Rhetoric: Absolutist Appeals and Political Influence, A Citizen’s Guide to American Ideology, A Citizen’s Guide to the Constitution and the Supreme Court, and most recently One Nation, Two Realities: Dueling Facts in American Democracy, published by Oxford University Press.

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Column: DACA decision isn’t just about Dreamers — it’s about whether the White House has to tell the truth

By: - February 18, 2020

The fate of 700,000 people facing deportation may hang on a new question facing the U.S. Supreme Court: Is the White House legally obligated to tell the whole truth when justifying its actions? In November, justices heard arguments over the administration’s decision to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. This Obama-era provision halted […]