A new Brennan Center policy proposal suggests the president should make broad reforms to federal grants across the country that fund state and local law enforcement to help prevent problems like the ongoing crisis in Ferguson, Mo.
Arkansas’s restrictive photo ID law violates the state constitution and must be struck down by the state Supreme Court, the Brennan Center argued in an amicus brief filed with a group of Arkansas historians and law professors.
A May decision halting an investigation into alleged campaign finance violations by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign went against 40 years of Supreme Court precedent and must be overturned, according to a Brennan Center amicus brief.
A recent report found that CIA officials spied on Senate intelligence committee investigating the agency’s torture program, a discovery that should serve as a wake-up call to Americans who think oversight mechanisms are working.
Despite the ruling, the photo ID law will not be in effect because a federal judge blocked it earlier this year. Importantly, the state court changed a provision that would help voters get an ID for free.
A revised version of the USA FREEDOM Act, introduced today by Sen. Patrick Leahy, would prohibit bulk collection of Americans' business records and increase transparency and accountability in surveillance.