An Election That Could Spell the Fate of Democracy Is About to Happen in Wisconsin
Good morning from the Hive newsroom! If you’re curious about this year’s most important election, behold Eric Lutz’s fresh report on the state’s Supreme Court in Wisconsin, where abortion and voting rights are hanging in the balance. “What you really have on the ballot here in the state of Wisconsin is whether common sense, whether impartiality, whether independence is going to win,” one liberal candidate tells Lutz. “The stakes couldn’t be higher.”
In the latest episode of Inside the Hive, Joe Hagan sits down with James Stewart and Rachel Abrams to unpack their new book, Unscripted, which chronicles the late-life sexcapades of former CBS chairman Sumner Redstone, as well as the undoing of former CBS chief Les Moonves during #MeToo. “Everybody in this book is out for themselves,” Abrams tells Hagan.
Elsewhere, Fred Ritchin muses on the artistic and legal quagmire posed by photo-and-art-based AI systems. Charlotte Klein catches the open letter signed by nearly 200 New York Times contributors denouncing the paper’s anti-trans coverage. Plus, Lutz observes the DOJ angling to get private testimony from Donald Trump in its classified-documents investigation. Thanks for reading!