The Brennan Center for Justice releases a new report today highlighting key reforms that police, prosecutors, judges and parole and probation officers can make to reduce racial disparity in our criminal justice system.
Voting discrimination is harder to stop since the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act two years ago. Unless Congress acts, 2016 will be the first presidential election in 50 years without these key protections in place.
With the 2016 race already under way, the voting wars continue in the states, but with a significant drop-off in new restrictions in 2015. Since the 2010 election, however, 21 states have new laws making it harder to vote.