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National Guard soldiers are seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on January 14, 2021. (Photo: Ting Shen/Xinhua via Getty Images) News
With US on Edge and Trump Still in Power, State Capitals on Guard Against Far-Right 'Shock Troops'
"The Capitol siege has provided far-right extremists with significant momentum," warned one expert.
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People vote at St. Frances de Chantal Church on November 3, 2020 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo: David Dee Delgado/Getty Images) News
'Long Awaited and Long Overdue Victory for Democracy' as New York Approves Automatic Voter Registration
"At a time in our country when voting rights are under assault, New York is living up to our potential as a progressive leader."
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg prepares to administer the Oath of Allegiance to candidates for U.S. citizenship at the New-York Historical Society on April 10, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Views
Justice Ginsburg Should Not Be Replaced Until After the Election
GOP senators invented a new standard in order to deny President Obama a Supreme Court appointment in 2016. Now they should abide by it.
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'Wild and Timely' Report Details Infiltration of Far-Right Militias and White Supremacist Groups in US Police Departments
The study comes amid unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, following the latest high-profile police shooting of a Black man and the shooting deaths of two protesters by an alleged far-right militia member.
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Protesters hold a banner reading COVID BEHIND BARS = DEATH at a rally on Rikers Island in New York City on June 19, 2020. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
New ACLU Analysis of Crime Data Shreds GOP's Argument Against Decarceration During Pandemic
"With additional decarceral efforts, many further infections can be prevented in the... cities analyzed and many others."
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Faith leaders and activists hold signs during a public memorial in front of the Phillip Burton Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse to honor victims of Covid-19 that have died while incarcerated on May 12, 2020 in San Francisco. News
'This Is Mass Murder': Covid-19 Deaths in US Prisons Have Risen by 73% the Past Month
The number of known cases in the facilities has doubled since mid-May to over 68,000.
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A sign directed voters to a polling location during the Florida presidential primary on March 17, 2020 at Miami Beach City Hall in Miami Beach, Florida. People headed to the polls to vote for their Republican and Democratic choice in their parties’ respective primaries during the Covid-19 outbreak. News
'Watershed Moment in Election Law' as Judge Rules 'Modern Day Poll Tax' in Florida Unconstitutional
Advocates for restoring the voting rights of people with past convictions welcomed the ruling as "a powerful reminder that no one can trump the U.S. Constitution."
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An employee at the Utah County Election office puts mail in ballots into a container to register the vote in the midterm elections on November 6, 2018 in Provo, Utah. News
'Time Is of the Essence': After Wisconsin Fiasco, 150+ Civil Rights Groups Urge Congress to Protect 2020 Elections
The organizations are demanding at least $4 billion in funding "to ensure that each state can provide a comprehensive approach that includes both vote-by-mail and in-person options safely and effectively.
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Warning of 'Cramped and Unsanitary Conditions,' Advocates Urge US Governors to Release Inmates at Risk for COVID-19
The letter comes as calls mount globally for urgent government actions to limit the spread of the coronavirus in jails and prisons.
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'Huge Step Toward a More Inclusive, Representative Democracy': NJ Restores Voting Rights of People on Parole and Probation
"On this historic day, New Jersey has lifted... 83,000 ghosts of democracy out of the shadows."
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