Judicial

Have Republicans hit rock bottom on voting rights yet?

It’s been a challenging few years for voting rights advocates.  The confluence of bad Supreme Court decisions, politicians attempting to discourage some voters by changing the rules of elections, and congressional obstruction have brought on...

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Marking kids for life on sex offender registries

For decades, our country has been putting children as young as 8 years old on sex-offender registries. Hundreds of thousands of Americans are registered for things they did as kids, their entire lives tainted by youthful indiscretions as common...
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Killing with robots increases militarization of police

As in many cities around the country, Black Lives Matter held a demonstration in Dallas to protest the police shootings of two more black men, Alton Sterling of Louisiana and Philando Castile of Minnesota. During the demonstration, Micah Xavier...

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A spotlight on the Supreme Court, and its vacancy

More than 17 weeks have passed since President Obama nominated Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. To be appointed, the Senate must confirm Garland's nomination, a process designed by the Constitution but managed by the Senate's...

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