Amid the Trump administration's continued attacks on the federal judiciary, there has been a quieter political push targeting state courts. This roundup looks at laws from state legislatures that pose the biggest threat.
Under current Nebraska law, citizens who have successfully completed a sentence for a felony conviction must wait two years before their rights are restored. This bill would remove that waiting period.
The Florida Supreme Court approved the text of a ballot initiative that, if approved by voters, would amend the state’s constitution to restore voting rights to certain Americans with past criminal convictions who have completed their sentences.
New Jersey has long been a leader in fighting for a more robust democracy. Its lawmakers have an opportunity to build on this legacy with reforms that promote a more inclusive process that maximizes participation for all eligible residents.
Trump has painted a dark portrait of America, using archaic rhetoric and misleading or false statistics. This analysis looks at what he and his team have done so far to address crime and justice, and what the country can expect ahead.
Donald Trump’s vitriolic anti-Muslim campaign rhetoric was a preview for an unprecedentedly Islamophobic administration. This analysis identifies how the president and his White House staff have targeted Muslims, tangibly harming the American Muslim community.