The Brennan Center for Justice, writing also on behalf of the Indiana NAACP, the Service Employees International Union, and its members said the Indiana bill violates provisions of the National Voter Registration Act.
Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld an injunction against President Trump’s highly contested travel ban that targets six Muslim majority countries and blocks refugees from around the world.
On May 4, 2017, the U.S. State Department issued a request for emergency approval of a new information collection initiative that would enable consular officials to collect additional information from immigrant and nonimmigrant visa applicants.
The president’s request is beyond the pale and poses an extraordinary test for our democracy. Our system depends on the rule of law and checks and balances. This appears to be textbook obstruction of justice and abuse of power.
A new report finds that extreme partisan bias in congressional maps account for at least 16-17 Republican seats in the current Congress and that only a small number of swing states account for the vast majority of this partisan skew.
Bipartisan momentum has been building for years, and a new pro-active agenda by the Brennan Center offers solutions that would keep crime rates low, provide support for law enforcement, and reduce the federal prison population.
The move reverses an Obama-era order that aimed to reduce over-charging, and reinstates more aggressive practices of the past that put people behind bars unnecessarily, wasted government resources, and had little public safety benefit.