Outside spending is playing an unprecedentedly large role in the nine races most likely to determine which party controls the U.S. Senate, and a record amount of this money comes from “dark money” groups that conceal their donors and single-candidate groups.
The UN called mass surveillance programs “corrosive of online privacy” and “impinges on the very essence” of the international right to privacy in a new report. The report adds to the growing chorus of international voices condemning mass surveillance as an unjustifiable violation of our human rights.
In a unanimous ruling, the state Supreme Court ruled the ID law violated the state constitution by imposing an additional "qualification" to voting. With this law blocked, 21 states will now have new restrictions in place since the 2010 election.
The two rulings come as many Americans face an ever-shifting voting landscape before heading to the polls this November. Since the 2010 election, new restrictions are slated to be in place in 22 states.