Michael Li, Senior Counsel from the Brennan Center for Justice, talks about the recent Supreme Court decision NOT to get involved in gerrymandering issues in states. He talks with Jan about what this means locally, and what continuing actions are available to make elections more fair and representative of the people’s wishes.
The US Supreme Court has held that states must give most juveniles sentenced to life in prison a chance to earn parole release based on a standard of rehabilitation and reform, and a system that allows parole commissioners the discretion to deny release is unconstitutional, argues a lawsuit filed in federal court in April by […]
Last week, the emotional testimonies of Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh in front of the U.S Senate’s judiciary committee captured the nation’s attention. Ford says Kavanaugh and a friend tried to rape her at a high school gathering in the ’80s. Kavanaugh denies those claims. Now, the FBI is investigating the case ahead of […]
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh both testified in front of the U.S. Senate judiciary committee in Washington Thursday. Ford says Kavanaugh — who is nominated for a life term on the US Supreme Court — attempted to rape her at a party during high school. She recounted the incident to Senators, and […]
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces allegations of sexual assault after news surfaced last week of a letter detailing the assault was submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee. A Washington Post article over the weekend named the woman who says she was sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh while they were both in high school. WORT’s Will […]
The U-S Supreme Court dealt a blow to public sector unions today. Their ruling makes a first amendment case for employees to opt-out of union dues. The lead plaintiff on the case is a child support specialist with the state of Illinois: Mark Janus. Janus’s attorneys argued being required to pay union dues violated his […]