Department of Justice
Republicans by creating onerous barriers to voting, including strict ID requirements and shortening of early vote periods have created what amounts to a new version of Jim Crow era poll taxes.
In Texas Republicans have taken efforts to restrict access to voting a step farther. Texas Republicans are calling for the repeal of the Voting Rights Act.
Elected officials would do well to remember that it is the job of the voters to pick their representatives, it is not the job of elected officials to pick who gets to vote.
The measure passed the state’s Senate, 21-to-13, after nearly 10 hours of debate. It now goes to Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who said in a statement that he plans to sign the bill into law.
An official in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration says a Twitter posting he wrote about a state lawmaker being hospitalized after a car accident was an April Fools’ Day prank.
Schneiderman said the working group was created at the request of President Barack Obama and was just getting started on its investigation.
New Jersey’s American Civil Liberties Union chapter in September called for federal oversight of the city’s 1,300-officer department.
Narcy Novack, the Florida woman accused of arranging the killings of her husband and mother-in-law, was already complaining last year about how much time she’d spent in jail.