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New York’s legislative commission on redistricting, known as LATFOR, will break a law by seeking to “count inmates where they are jailed” rather than in their home districts. The Brennan Center has been heavily involved in the case.
ProPublica released a “Guide to the New World of Campaign Finance,” detailing the rise of Super PACs and secret spending in elections.
The New York Times editorializes on lagging pay for New York judges.
In Wisconsin, legislators seek to rush through a proposal before this month’s recall elections.
The Hartford Courant writes an editorial on the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a provision of Arizona’s public financing law, calling it a “blow to free speech.”
The Des Moines Register writes in favor of a judge’s decision to throw out a challenge to Iowa’s “law requiring corporations, unions and other independent groups to publicly report campaign spending.”