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Colorado Cities Routinely Jail Individuals Because They Can’t Pay Fines, ACLU Finds

By Nicole Flatow Jared Thornburg was ticketed for driving a defective vehicle in Westminster, Colorado. He didn’t pay the $165 fee he owed, because he couldn’t afford it. So the local court sent him to jail instead. Linda Roberts couldn’t … Continue reading

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We Are This Close to Losing Our Democracy to the Mercenary Class

By Bill Moyers I met Supreme Court Justice William Brennan in 1987 when I was creating a series for public television called In Search of the Constitution, celebrating the bicentennial of our founding document. By then, he had served on … Continue reading

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With Voting Rights Act Gutted, Florida Set To Resume Voter Purge

By Aviva Sheen Florida’s controversial initiative to screen for suspected non-citizens and purge them from the voter rolls is allowed to officially resume, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. A Hispanic civil rights group and two naturalized citizens sued last … Continue reading

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Is a Constitutional Right to Vote Attainable?

By Brentin Mock After the devastating decision from the U.S. Supreme Court to evict a cornerstone provision from the Voting Rights Act, Attorney General Eric Holder said, “The Department of Justice will continue to carefully monitor jurisdictions around the country … Continue reading

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How Congress Can Undo The Supreme Court’s Attack On Workers’ Rights

By Bryce Covert On Tuesday, the Supreme Court handed down decisions in two little-watched cases: Vance v. Ball State University and University of Texas Southwestern Center v. Nassar. Both cases erected new hurdles for those who experience workplace harassment or … Continue reading

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How to Update the Voting Rights Act

By Spencer Overton Five Supreme Court Justices just rolled back the most effective civil rights provision in our nation’s history. What should we do now? One option is to declare “mission accomplished” and forget about race in politics. That, however, … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision Of Voting Rights Law

By Eyder Peralta By a 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court has struck down a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that establishes a formula to identify states that may require extra scrutiny by Justice Department. The decision focuses on section … Continue reading

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Friendship of Justice and Magnate Puts Focus on Ethics

Interesting article from Saturday’s NYT. Is it possible that “friends” of Justice Thomas leaked the photos that brought Anthony Weiner down who was investigating Thomas? Integrity and ethical behavior seems to be lacking in America these days. Friendship of Justice … Continue reading

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