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Deuel Ross in TPM: These are Places with a History of Voter Intimidation and Also Very Liberal Gun Laws10/18/16
Is Trump Urging His Gun-Toting Supporters To Break Voter Intimidation Laws?
Civil rights groups are already gearing up for an especially tense Election Day. Meanwhile, the federal government has been hobbled by a 2013 Supreme Court ruling in its ability to monitor elections in places with histories of voter intimidation. Of particular concern are states with loose open carry laws, where already, some armed Trump supporters have shown an interest in making their presence known at voting sites.
For a Rare Moment at the Supreme Court, the Genders Were on Equal Footing
Sullivan is a familiar player at the Supreme Court, but one of the female lawyers making her first argument at the court this month was Christina A. Swarns, director of litigation at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF). Her organization did some research and believes she is the first African American woman to make an appearance at the court in three years.
Sherrilyn Ifill in the Washington Post: Chief Cunningham Correctly Identifies the Need to Acknowledge and Apologize as a First Step10/17/16
U.S. police chiefs group apologizes for ‘historical mistreatment’ of minorities
"By example, Jack taught young lawyers how to conduct ourselves in litigation; courtesy to opposing counsel, respect for the Court, solid and thorough research and preparation, and expressing oneself orally and in writing with clarity and brevity. He emphasized that all have contributions to make and unique gifts to share- and our job is to use our talents well.
"Jack Greenberg was an American hero. If all he had done was serve in the navy during WWII, he would have earned that status. But his greatest battle was against our country’s greatest evil – racial segregation and discrimination. Jack was part of the team of lawyers that changed America forever. As one of the lawyers who argued the Brown cases, he cemented his place in history.