Analysis: Why new Ohio redistricting maps are an ‘insult to democracy’ – CNN

CNN’s John Avlon breaks down how the “rigged” redistricting process in Ohio is engineered to help the Republican Party achieve an electoral majority.

More than a year after Donald Trump’s loss, Wisconsin Republicans wage relentless attacks on the state’s election commission

Republicans in Wisconsin are engaging in a multi-pronged attack on the state’s bipartisan election commission — in one of the latest efforts to relitigate the 2020 election in a key presidential battleground state. Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson has publicly urged fellow Republicans who control the Wisconsin Legislature to take over the running of federal electionsContinue reading “More than a year after Donald Trump’s loss, Wisconsin Republicans wage relentless attacks on the state’s election commission”

Let’s talk about Bannon being indicted and the impacts – Beau of the Fifth Column

In the Trial Over Ahmaud Arbery’s Killing, a Nearly All-White Jury Is Selected

After a grueling selection process, opening statements in the case against three white men accused of chasing down and killing Mr. Arbery are expected to begin on Friday. After a grueling process that lasted two and a half weeks, a jury was selected on Wednesday in the trial of the three white men accused ofContinue reading “In the Trial Over Ahmaud Arbery’s Killing, a Nearly All-White Jury Is Selected”

U.S. Supreme Court hearing arguments in Texas abortion case – CBS News

The Supreme Court heard arguments on the strictest abortion law in the country. The Texas measure bans most abortions and allows people to sue others who break the law, but the issue the court will decide on later isn’t whether the law is constitutional. CBS News legal contributor Jessica Levinson spoke with Anne-Marie Green andContinue reading “U.S. Supreme Court hearing arguments in Texas abortion case – CBS News”

Justices Gorsuch and Sotomayor Bristle at SCOTUS Refusal to Take Up Case on Secrecy of U.S. Surveillance Court: ‘If These Matters Are Not Worthy of Our Time, What Is?’

Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Neil Gorsuch were unlikely allies Monday as they issued a dissenting statement from the high court’s denial of certiorari in a case demanding transparency over the proceedings conducted by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) — the judicial body that oversees covert operations conducted by the U.S. intelligence agencies. A 2016 lawsuit filed by the American CivilContinue reading “Justices Gorsuch and Sotomayor Bristle at SCOTUS Refusal to Take Up Case on Secrecy of U.S. Surveillance Court: ‘If These Matters Are Not Worthy of Our Time, What Is?’”

EU court fines Poland 1 million euros a day for judiciary row – DW News

In breaking news from Brussels, the European Union’s top court has ordered Poland to pay one million euros a day over a legal dispute with the bloc. The European Court of Justice says Warsaw failed to heed an earlier EU ruling that demanded changes to some of Poland’s judicial reforms. The EU decision in JulyContinue reading “EU court fines Poland 1 million euros a day for judiciary row – DW News”

Brazil Senate report backs criminal charges against Bolsonaro

Report recommends that president be indicted for nine crimes related to his handling of the pandemic that killed more than 600,000 people. A Brazilian Senate investigative committee has approved a report that calls for President Jair Bolsonaro to be indicted for nine crimes related to his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, including crimes against humanity.Continue reading “Brazil Senate report backs criminal charges against Bolsonaro”

Plessy v Ferguson and Segregation: Crash Course Black American History #21

The United States’ Constitution is not a very detailed document. It lays out the basic structure of government, and the details are filled in with legislation, and clarified and reinforced by court decisions. One of the most consequential Supreme Court decisions was the 1896 case of Plessy v Ferguson, which set the precedent that segregatingContinue reading “Plessy v Ferguson and Segregation: Crash Course Black American History #21”

Ida B. Wells: Crash Course Black American History #20

In this video, we’ll learn about the life story of journalist, orator, teacher, suffragette, and anti-lynching activist Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Ida B. Wells made her name writing and speaking and working to improve the lives of Black Americans. She wrote for a number of outlets, and covered a wide array of issues.

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