The Brennan Center released two analyses ahead of Sen. Jeff Sessions confirmation hearing to be the next Attorney General. They cover Sessions's civil rights record and highlight a past scandal that should serve as a cautionary tale.
Overall crime rates in 2016 are projected to remain the same as last year, according to a year-end analysis by the Brennan Center for Justice. The murder rate is projected to increase, driven by problems in Chicago.
Florida's lifetime voting ban for people with past felony convictions is rooted in America's Jim Crow past. The harsh law impacts 1.6 million citizens, including 21 percent of the state's voting-age African Americans.