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How one plaintiff has been our hero in the voter suppression wars

Source: Ruthelle Frank, ACLU Plaintiff, Friend, and Voting Rights Champion, Passes Away at 89. Ruthelle Frank had all the qualifications to be a heroic plaintiff. She was righteously aggrieved and did something about it. She persisted, did not get discouraged … Continue reading

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Big yippee! SCOTUS won’t review NC voter ID law decision

Source: Strict North Carolina Voter ID Law Thwarted After Supreme Court Rejects Case – The New York Times In the midst of the genuine joy over this BIG non-decision is this, via the reprehensible John Roberts–whose court damned the Voting … Continue reading

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Bad laws in our nation ruled by law: Plessy v. Ferguson (separate but equal) & Shelby v Holder (voting rights)

Number 4 of Casey Sullivan’s 13 worst Supreme Court decisions: 4. Plessy v. Ferguson (1896): The Court’s famous “separate but equal” ruling upheld state segregation laws. In doing so, the Court made sure that the gains of the post-Civil War … Continue reading

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