Racial, Prison Gerrymandering Lawsuits to Make for a Busy Year of Legal Battles As Redistricting Nears | Atlanta Black Star

As the 2019 state legislative sessions get underway, a busy year of legal battles also is beginning over lingering allegations that hundreds of electoral districts across the country were illegally drawn to the disadvantage of particular voters or political parties.

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The Abrams Machine Is Not Done Yet | The Atlantic Democrat Stacey Abrams acknowledged that Republican Brian Kemp would become Georgia’s governor, but she promised to continue her fight against voter suppression.

Democrat Stacey Abrams acknowledged that Republican Brian Kemp would become Georgia’s governor, but she promised to continue her fight against voter suppression.

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The Newest Jim Crow | The New York Times Recent criminal justice reforms contain the seeds of a frightening system of “e-carceration.”

Facebook0Twitter0MailMichelle Alexander , The New York Times Courtesy of the Cornell Chapter of Amnesty International. Featured Image In the midterms, Michigan became the first state in the Midwest to legalize marijuana, Florida restored the vote to over 1.4 million people with felony convictions, and Louisiana passed a constitutional amendment requiring unanimous jury verdicts in felony […]

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Groundbreaking Night for Women and Diversity, While a Trump Critic Falls | The New York Times Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota state lawmaker, is poised to be one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, winning the Democratic nomination in a left-leaning district.

Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota state lawmaker, is poised to be one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, winning the Democratic nomination in a left-leaning district.

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