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Everyday Erinyes
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: prison, prisoner abuse, private prisons, black lives, veteran, voting rights, voter ID laws )

- 1162 days ago -
A post on TomCat's blog. Things that might deserve the attention of the mythical Greek Furies (or Erinyes)
BREAKING: Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Texas's Voter ID Law
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Texas, voter ID laws, government, US Court of Appeals, freedoms, news, Voting Rights Act )

- 1383 days ago -
One day before the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, one of the most conservative federal appeals courts in the country wielded that law to strike down a Texas voter suppression law.
90 Year Old Legendary Speaker of the House Jim Wright Denied Texas Voter ID Card
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Texas, voter ID laws, ethics, dishonesty, elections, government, politics, news, abuse, republicans, freedoms, democrats )

- 1393 days ago -
Wright expressed concern that such problems could deter others from voting and stifle turnout. After spending much of his life fighting to make it easier to vote, the Democratic Party icon said he is troubled by what he's seeing happen ...
Ginsburg Issues Blistering Dissent to 'Racially Discriminatory' TX Voter ID Ruling
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supreme Court, Jusctice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, voter ID laws, Texas, discrimination, ethics, freedoms, elections, dishonesty, corruption, government, politics, news )

- 1675 days ago -
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg issued a blistering dissent on Saturday morning to a Texas court's decision to uphold the state's strict Voter ID law. Ginsburg argued that the law is "racially discriminatory" and was enacted solely to keep traditionally...
Arkansas Voter ID Law Struck Down ByJudge
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, arkansas, americans, constitution, corruption, dishonesty, elections, Govtfearmongering, lies, media, politics, propaganda, republicans, voter ID laws )

- 1847 days ago -
Ruling states new law violates state constitution by placing requirements on voters prior to voting
Voter ID Laws in Action: "Looks Like I Don't Get to Vote Today"
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: voter ID laws, Texas, Virginia, New Hampshire, Indiana, New York, Ohio, Michigan, politics, ethics, dishonesty )

- 2020 days ago -
Thwarted voters take to Twitter to describe how the new laws hampered voting, confused poll workers, and inspired some to just stay home.
Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Ruling: Judge Halts Enforcement Of Law For Election
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: voter ID laws, americans, abuse, ethics, dishonesty, elections, republicans, freedoms, goodnews, politics, news )

- 2421 days ago -
A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday postponed the enforcement of the state's new strict voter ID requirement until after the November presidential election. In a much-anticipated ruling, Commonwealth Court Judge Robert E. Simpson Jr. ordered...
10 Million Hispanic Citizens May Be Disenfranchised Thanks to GOP Voting Suppression
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Latino vote, voter ID laws, disenfranchisement, ethics, elections, politics, news, republicans, lies, dishonesty, corruption, abuse, americans )

- 2429 days ago -
Voter purges and ID requirements being enacted in over 20 states could disenfranchise at least 10 million Hispanic citizens.
Bad Week for Voter ID Laws. Will Supreme Court Weigh in Before Election?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: SupremeCourt, usa, government, ethics, voter ID laws, news, elections )

- 2450 days ago -
In case after case, federal judges are siding with the Department of Justice's claims that tougher state voting rules discriminate against the poor and minorities. But states vow to appeal to the Supreme Court, which has viewed voter ID laws favorably.
The Party of Lincoln and Restricting the Right to Vote
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, ethics, elections, voter id laws, dishonesty, corruption, politics, government, usa )

- 2453 days ago -
As the fight over a constitutional right shifts to a dubious South Carolina measure, the GOP doubles down on restrictive voting laws.
As 2012 Turnout Battle Brews, Justice Dept. Eyes Voter ID Laws
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, news, voter ID laws, government, republicans, democrats, americans, abuse, usa )

- 2722 days ago -
As the Democrats did in 2008, they are again charging that Republicans are trying to use photo identification laws and other changes in election laws to winnow out would-be Democratic voters

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