What We’re Reading: a daily round-up of quick hits, clips, and opinion pieces touching on key issues of democracy, justice, liberty and national security.
Our Lawrence Norden writes in today’s Columbus Dispatch, explaining why the voter ID proposal in Ohio’s legislature is a bad idea, and arguing that decisions about how to run elections should be driven by data, not politics.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich is touting criminal justice reforms that will cut costs and reduce the state’s prison population.
LatinoJustice PRLDEF says eliminating former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s district in redistricting “would allow us to mitigate the effect of demographic change and gentrification,” prompting varied responses.
Drawing new political boundaries in Nevada doesn’t seem to be a popular job.
The Brennan Center’s Emily Berman is among those offering insights in the case of a young Oregon man accused of a bomb plot, as attorneys debate what evidence can be used in his trial.