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Fighting to Vote

Michael Tomasky The New York Review of Books
As results from the recent midterm elections show and the book under review chronicles, restrictive voter identification laws, registration requirements, felon disenfranchisement and voter purges still deny millions access to the ballot box.

Ron Dellums, Former Congressman and Oakland Mayor, Dies at Age 82

Rachel Swan SFGate
“If it’s radical to oppose the insanity and cruelty of the Vietnam War, if it’s radical to oppose racism and sexism and all other forms of oppression, if it’s radical to want to alleviate poverty, hunger, disease, homelessness, and other forms of hu

How Purges Threaten to Disenfranchise Voters Under the Radar

Kevin Morris Brennan Center for Justice
More people are being purged now than at any time in the past decade. Much of this increase coincided with a landmark decision handed down by the Supreme Court in 2013. Shelby County v. Holder struck at the heart of the 1965 Voting Rights Act

The Vetting of Thurgood Marshall — and a Lesson for Today

Michael G. Long Chicago Tribune
Marshall had neither a Harvard degree nor wide legal experiences, but he possessed an extraordinary judicial temperament and proved to be an outstanding federal judge. Of his 98 majority decisions on the circuit court, not one was overturned.
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