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Opinion: Republicans Are Creating Poll Taxes 2.0

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.

07/03/2012

Voting booths (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Opinion: Mess In Texas

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.

07/02/2012

Mitt Romney and Rick Scott (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

Opinion: Florida’s Voter Purge Attempts To Stifle Democrats and Minorities

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.

06/14/2012

Magazines on marijuana are seen in the weGrow marijuana cultivation supply store during its grand opening March 30, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Connecticut Senate Grants Approval To Bill That Allows Use Of Medical Marijuana

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.

05/05/2012

Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo / Department of Defense)

CT Criminal Justice Aide’s Twitter Prank Accidentally Goes Public

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.

04/01/2012

Gas Pump (file / credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

AG Schneiderman Reviewing Rising Gas Prices As Part Of Working Group

Schneiderman said the working group was created at the request of President Barack Obama and was just getting started on its investigation.

05/13/2011

Newark Mayor Cory Booker, left, talks about the start of a federal investigation of the Newark Police Department during a news conference as he stands next to Newark Police Director Garry McCarthy, center, and Acting Newark Police Director Sam DeMaio Monday, May 9, 2011 in Newark, N.J. (credit: Julio Cortez/AP)

Justice Department Launches Probe Of Newark Police Department

New Jersey’s American Civil Liberties Union chapter in September called for federal oversight of the city’s 1,300-officer department.

05/09/2011

Narcy Novack (credit: Handout)

Feds Mulling Death Penalty In Hotel Heir Killings

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.

05/06/2011

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