In comments submitted on the Securities and Exchange Commission's 2014-2018 Strategic Plan, the Brennan Center for Justice urged the agency to include rulemaking regarding the disclosure of corporate political spending.
On March 9, 1964, SCOTUS reversed a libel verdict against The New York Times in a case brought by Alabama officials who complained about a civil rights ad in the paper. The First Amendment, thankfully, hasn't been the same since.
To move the criminal justice system forward, should we be employing the same tactics used at the height of the crime wave in the '80s? Or focus efforts—and dollars—on modern data-driven approaches and away from incarceration?
The Brennan Center and ACLU direct the CFPB to consider evidence of abuse in bad-check enforcement programs, and misuse of civil contempt procedures in state and local courts to recover consumer debts.
Is the tide turning on voting rights? Despite ongoing shenanigans in some parts of the country, things look much brighter two months into 2014, with increasing public bipartisan support for making our elections more free, fair, and accessible.