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.
Elizabeth Kennedy, counsel at the Brennan Center, urges Senator Toomey and Senator Kerry of the super committee to support transparency and accountability and become the “super heroes” they were elected to be.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors rejects the plan for a second Latino-based district, arguing that gerrymandering is absolutely not needed.
Bloomberg’s Al Hunt reports on three “independent” groups that are close to 2012 presidential candidates. USA Today says this secret Super PAC money has no place in a presidential election.
Due to last years’ ruling that required members of the D.C. bar to participate in the Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts program, revenue is at all time low, resulting in little money for legal aid groups.
“This is 100 percent legal and at least 10 percent ethical." Stephen Colbert comments on his very real Super PAC, “Citizens for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow.”
Wisconsin now has one of the strongest photo ID requirements, but did lawmakers go too far and violate the constitution?