Civil Rights and Civil Liberties News from around the country
Rep. John Lewis Awarded Liberty Medal Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) was awarded the liberty medal for “his dedication to civil rights.” Lewis was extremely active and influential in the Civil Rights Movement, and has recently documented his experiences in the March, a series of graphic novels
Evenwel v. Abbott: 1 person, 1 vote Last Monday, the Supreme Court held that states are allowed to count all residents, regardless of voting eligibility, when drawing election districts. The decision clarifies the meaning within the principle of “one person one vote.” Voting fight not over: After receiving
Supreme Court upholds the principle of “One Person, One Vote” As reported by Ari Berman in the Nation, the Supreme Court in Evenwel v. Abbott, unanimously rejected a challenge to require states to redraw legislative boundaries based on the total number of eligible voters, not on total
A Coherent Middle Ground in the Apple-FBI All Writs Act Dispute? LawFare tackles the Apple-FBI controversy and tries to spell out “a moderate position on the scope of the All Writs Act” in light of the dueling orders from Judge Pym (CDCA) and Judge Orenstein (EDNY). U.S.