Daily Archives: September 22, 2011

New State Laws Threaten Voting Rights

Billy Corriher  There’s been a lot of discussion recently about a perceived assault on voting rights. There have been media reports on a campaign by Republicans and their supporters to enact stricter voting laws. Many states have implemented shorter early voting periods, stricter rules for absentee ballots, and tougher registration requirements. Twenty states have considered new voter ID requirements, and others have…

Life after Troy

Jessica Jackson  Last night the world sat silently holding its breath as it once again waited to hear whether Georgia would be allowed to kill Troy Anthony Davis.  Troy’s case, unlike most death row inmates, received international attention, extensive media coverage, and celebrity awareness.  In fact, the hashtags #TroyDavis and #TooMuchDoubt were tweeted by over fifty thousand people in…

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