Fidel Castro Passes Away
Fidel Castro, who ruled Cuba for half a century, passed away last Friday at the age of 90.
After toppling the authoritarian government of President Fulgencio Batista in 1959, Castro turned his Revolution into a one-party Communist government that continues to govern Cuba
Election Day is TOMORROW!
The 2016 Presidential Election is tomorrow – Tuesday, November 8 – and it is crucial for citizens to know where and how to vote. There are a number of resources– including Google’s homepage – available to help voters make sure they have
Harvard Dining Workers’ Strike Wraps Up
Harvard’s first strike in more than a decade ended on Wednesday when workers voted 583 to 1 in favor of a new five-year labor contract. The strike began nearly a month ago, after more than four months of negotiations. The
Federal Judge Extends Voter Registration Deadline Due to Hurricane Matthew
A federal judge ordered the voter registration deadline to be extended contrary to the Governor's wishes due to the impact of the hurricane on Florida citizens. District Court Judge Mark Walker stated that "This case is
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Extending and Ensuring Voting Rights
With flimsy excuses like “moral turpitude” historically blocking “felon” voting, states are moving to alleviate those restrictions. California extended the vote to people incarcerated for felonies in
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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:
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).