WPR: Milwaukee's Shannon Ross is "all in" on justice reform. (Audio)
The Texas Tribune: U.S. Justice Department sues Texas over new voting law.
While Democrats and voter advocacy groups have attacked SB 1 as a Republican move to suppress turnout in Texas cities — primarily voters of color who tend to lean Democratic — the Justice Department focused its suit on two provisions which it says violate the federal Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. One places strict limits on how much assistance can be given to voters who, because of disabilities or limited English proficiency, may need help navigating the voting process. The second places new constraints on how people who vote by mail verify their identities.
Brennan Center: The U.S. Supreme Court may decide if feds can continue to hide behind "national security."
The Brennan Center filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of Fazaga alongside the Due Process Institute, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, FreedomWorks, and TechFreedom. We argue that allowing the state secrets privilege to block judicial review would make civil litigation challenging abuses of power under FISA virtually impossible. That would clearly violate Congress’s intent in passing FISA, and it is even more problematic considering that the government has already found ways to evade other pathways to accountability in cases like these.
Forbes: A record share of adults – 68%– support cannabis legalization.
WISN: Jeffrey Norman appointed Milwaukee police chief.
Norman previously applied for the position and advanced to a group of six finalists, but was not chosen among the final three candidates in the initial search for Morales' replacement.
The FPC later voted to terminate the search and begin a new process with Norman as the only applicant.
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