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.
Quoting the Brennan Center, a Michigan newspaper calls for Super Committee transparency. Two members of the committee to reduce the debt hail from the state.
In the Baltimore Sun, the chair of the Legal Services Corporation calls on Senator Barbara Mikulski to continue her support for civil legal services funding. The Senate Appropriations Committee will take up the issue today, months after the House proposed a drastic funding cut.
In New York, Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman resumed “his push for expanded legal services.”
Amy Goodman highlights the case of Troy Davis, who is scheduled to be executed next week despite numerous witnesses recanting their testimony tying him to the crime.
Wired reports that the FBI teaches agents that “'mainstream’ Muslims are 'violent, radical.'”
In Congress, Senator Ben Cardin plans to introduce legislation outlawing racial profiling.