Judith Lewis Mernit

Judith Lewis Mernit is a Los Angeles-based writer on energy, the environment, economic justice, and public health. Her work has appeared in High Country News, Sierra Magazine, Yale Environment 360, Take Part, The Atlantic, and LA Weekly


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Today fears about privacy and census confidentiality loom large among African Americans. Read more

Health and Social Policy


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The citizenship question will lead to undercounting millions of Latino, Asian, and immigrant households, many with legal status—and nowhere more so than in California. Read more

Civil Rights in America


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The feds can regulate mileage, but the states can regulate smog. Read more

Law and Justice


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The Great Awakening of Dana Rohrabacher’s Orange Coast District Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Why are anti-abortion legislators cutting essential funds for special-needs children?  Read more

Civil Rights in America