Candidates are taking the debate stage for the first time in the general election, and are likely to discuss crime, policing, and national security. New data analysis and briefing memos unpack some of the rhetoric around these issues.
Special interests know that state supreme courts have tremendous power to shape the legal and policy landscape. The rise of secret outside spending poses a major threat to the integrity of our justice system.
The appeals court decision means tens of thousands of eligible citizens in Kansas, Georgia, and Alabama who do not have passports or birth certificates can still register to vote in the upcoming federal elections.
Shadow party” groups, outside spenders with close ties to the Senate leadership of each party, including Sens. Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell, have already spent $47 million in 2016’s closest U.S. Senate races.
“Predictive Policing” computer systems — which use data to forecast where crime will happen or who will be involved — provide a “misleading and undeserved imprimatur of impartiality,” and rely on profoundly limited and biased data.
Officials have made important advances over the last few years to secure voting technology, but between now and November there are several steps they can take to ensure America’s elections are properly protected.
A new report from the Office of the Inspector General for the New York City Police Department found that the NYPD failed to follow rules that are critical to guarding against open-ended surveillance and abuse.