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NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Responds to New Census Data Which Reveals Changes in Nation’s Racial and Ethnic Diversity3/24/11Related Case or Issue:
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Responds to New Census Data Which Reveals Changes in Nation’s Racial and Ethnic Diversity
EDITOR’S NOTE: The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments March 29 in the biggest sex-discrimination case in history: Dukes v. Wal-Mart. Many pro-worker advocates are worried that the court—which has made a number of extremely conservative rulings in recent years—will decimate the ability of ordinary people to join together in class actions to sue large, well-financed companies that engage in wrongdoing and discriminate against women and minorities
HARTFORD — The legislature’s Judiciary Committee Monday considered bills that would change where prisoners are counted for population tallies – a move viewed by some as a threat to municipal aid from the state and by others as step toward political equity and fairness.
With legislative leaders about to begin redrawing legislative and congressional districts to reflect the 2010 Census, the General Assembly is considering a related issue: Where should prison inmates be counted?
The NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund says Connecticut is one of 47 states that practices "prison-based gerrymandering" by counting inmates where they are confined, not where are they from.
Does Bridgeport lose legislative juice when its inmate-based population is counted in other communities?