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.
In an editorial on the super committee, The New York Times cites a Brennan Center letter urging transparency and accountability for committee members.
The Supreme Court will be presented with the question of how eyewitness evidence is defined in the constitution after studies have indicated that one-third of “indentified” suspects are wrongfully accused.
“Prison is necessary. But prison isn’t our only option – there are many forms of punishment.” A columnist outlines possible solutions to overcrowded prisons and over the top budgets.
The AFL-CIO is planning to create a “super labor PAC.” The Associated Press has the details.
A former Justice Department lawyer comments that Arizona’s new redistricting maps will undergo thorough review to ensure minority voting rights are protected under federal law.
The clemency act in Florida allows for ex-felons to restore their civil rights, making it possible to find work and become a citizen again.