WEDNESDAY | JULY 23, 2014

SUBSCRIBE TO WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

Follow Us

Home » Archives by category » Topics » Politics, Policy, and Elections
Judge: Florida Congressional Districts Need to be Redrawn

Judge: Florida Congressional Districts Need to be Redrawn

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Legislature illegally drew the state’s congressional districts to primarily benefit the Republican Party, a judge has ruled, and has ordered them redrawn.  Circuit Judge Terry Lewis said in a 41-page ruling Thursday that legislators relied on GOP political operatives who worked in secret to craft the final political maps [...]
The Civil Rights Act of 1964: Five Key Facts to KnowWASHINGTON (AP) — On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964, one of the most significant civil rights achievements in U.S. history. This new law made it illegal to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin; It ended school, work and [...]
Continue reading …
Improving Federal Laws To End Poverty in Indian CountryPoverty on Indian reservations and tribal lands is persistent and more severe than for any other population in the United States. This is due in large part to federal laws that treat tribes as if they have no constitutional rights and make economic development extremely hard for Indian communities. Bad Law Creates Poor Living Conditions [...]
Continue reading …
Court: Public Unions Can’t Mandate Fees From WorkersWASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court dealt a blow to public sector unions Monday, ruling that thousands of home health care workers in Illinois cannot be required to pay fees that help cover a union’s costs of collective bargaining. In a 5-4 split along ideological lines, the justices said the practice violates the First Amendment [...]
Continue reading …
Goal of Arizona Groups: Register 110,000 Voters in 2014  Twelve Arizona community groups on Thursday pledged to boost civic participation in the state by signing up 110,000 voters for this year’s election cycle.  The announcement was made at the “State of Arizona’s Latino Vote: 2014,” a symposium that included One Arizona, the umbrella group that works with Mi Familia Vota Education Fund, Promise [...]
Continue reading …
Justices Tell Police: Warrant Needed to Search CellphonesWASHINGTON (AP) — In a strong defense of digital age privacy, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants. Cellphones are powerful devices unlike anything else police may find on someone they arrest, Chief Justice John Roberts said for the [...]
Continue reading …
Holder: Better Voting Access for Native Americans NeededANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder said that his office will consult with tribes across the country to develop ways to increase voting access for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Holder said recently that the goal is to require state and local election officials to place at least one polling site in a [...]
Continue reading …
Volunteers Get Out the Vote in Calif. – in 14 Languages“Every call is my favorite call,” 18-year-old George told me on June 2. It was the end of our three-week blitz of calling voters to make their voices heard by going to the polls. I had asked him which was his favorite. I was thrown back by his response. Rewind three weeks. George, a high [...]
Continue reading …
Photo ID Laws Must Consider Voters of All BackgroundsIn his recent op-ed, Alabama Secretary of State, Jim Bennett wrote to address the upcoming changes that will be evident to voters as they visit the polls for the June 3 primary elections. Chief amongst these changes will be the newly enacted requirement to show one of a limited list of accepted forms of photo [...]
Continue reading …
In Focus: Voter ID Laws and Tuesday’s PrimariesMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — New laws requiring voters to present photo identification at the polls were enforced in two Southern primaries on Tuesday, but with mixed results.  In Alabama, there were few hitches, but a razor-tight U.S. Senate race in Mississippi could hinge on provisional ballots, some of them cast as a result of a [...]
Continue reading …
Page 1 of 17123Next ›Last »