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President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference at the White House on Feb. 16, 2017. Trump berated the media repeatedly, calling CNN, The New York Times and other outlets "dishonest" and "very fake news" for reporting unfavorable stories about him. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) The Trump voter fraud agenda has arrived in New Hampshire. Win McNamee/Getty Images, Creative Commons/Wikipedia New Hampshire residents who register to vote within 30 days of an election may soon find an unexpected presence at their door: state investigators and law enforcement officers demanding proof that they live in the state.
And for that, they can probably thank Donald Trump. Mark Joseph Stern is a writer for Slate. Yes, there is a free speech crisis. But its victims are not white men. Listening to talking heads on both the left and the right, you’d think that America is facing a freedom of speech crisis.
But the crisis isn’t what it’s made out to be. The Jonathan Chaits and Frank Brunis and Sean Hannitys of the world are not lacking in a freedom to speak, nor are the white conservatives on college campuses they seem so worried about. It’s women and people of color who struggle the most finding a platform – but there is a conspicuous lack of concern about that by free speech crusaders. The Airport Lawyers Who Stood Up to Trump Are Under Attack. The Airport Lawyers Who Stood Up to [...]
Demonstrators pass a volunteer immigration attorney as they march in support of a ruling by a federal judge in Seattle that grants a nationwide temporary restraining order against the presidential order to ban travel to the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries, at Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport on Feb. 4, 2017. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images) The First Amendment Is in Danger – Part 1. Reporters attempt to pose questions to President Donald Trump during a news conference on Feb. 16, 2017.
(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) How Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce became a hero of civil rights advocates. Edward S.
Curtis/Library of Congress On July 4, 1872, settlers of the Grande Ronde Valley in northeastern Oregon paraded through the streets of their tiny county seat, La Grande, before sitting down for a feast and public recitation of the Declaration of Independence. Afterward, two guests stayed behind—large men about 30 years old, their long braids banded and feathered, wearing bright blankets, clusters of necklaces, and intricately beaded shirts and leggings. In the 10 years of La Grande’s existence, local Indian chiefs had regularly attended Fourth of July celebrations, affirming peace and friendship with the United States. Trump is a president gripped by delusions of absolute power Opinion. ‘I have the absolute right” to share classified information with Russia.
So tweeted the United States president in defence of having spilled national security secrets to the Russians. Sally Yates walked out of an Aaron Sorkin script and into liberals’ hearts. Jim Bourg/Reuters Shortly before midnight on Monday, I texted a friend in Los Angeles.
“Hey, do most people know who Sally Yates is?” I asked him. Leon Neyfakh is a Slate staff writer. He responded, “We do now bish.” It had been a little less than six hours since Yates finished testifying before a Senate subcommittee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. Before this week, Yates had been celebrated for having the audacity to take a stand against the Trump administration. Civil Rights Act of 1875 - Wikipedia. The Civil Rights Act of 1875 (18 Stat. 335–337), sometimes called Enforcement Act or Force Act, was a United States federal law enacted during the Reconstruction Era to guarantee African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury service.
The bill was passed by the 43rd United States Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1875. Several years later, the Supreme Court ruled in Civil Rights Cases (1883) that sections of the act were unconstitutional. Legislative history Constitutional challenge The Supreme Court, in an 8–1 decision, declared sections of the act unconstitutional in the Civil Rights Cases on October 15, 1883. Legacy The Civil Rights Act of 1875 is notable as one of the major pieces of legislation related to Reconstruction that were passed by Congress after the American Civil War. References On web's 28th anniversary, its creator Tim Berners-Lee takes aim at fake news. Today, on the 28th anniversary of the web, its creator warned of three trends that must die for the web to be all that it should be.
One of those is the spreading of fake news. On March 12, 1989, Tim Berners-Lee submitted his original proposal for the creation of the World Wide Web. 28 years later, in an open letter, Berners-Lee said that in the last 12 months, “I’ve become increasingly worried about three new trends, which I believe we must tackle in order for the web to fulfill its true potential as a tool which serves all of humanity.” Employees who decline genetic testing could face penalties under proposed bill. (luchschen/iStock) Employers could impose hefty penalties on employees who decline to participate in genetic testing as part of workplace wellness programs if a bill approved by a U.S. House committee this week becomes law. In general, employers don't have that power under existing federal laws, which protect genetic privacy and nondiscrimination. But a bill passed Wednesday by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce would allow employers to get around those obstacles if the information is collected as part of a workplace wellness program.
Such programs — which offer workers a variety of carrots and sticks to monitor and improve their health, such as lowering cholesterol — have become increasingly popular with companies. Plan a Protest, Lose Your House: Arizona Senate Passes SB 1142 Charging 'Provocateurs' With Racketeeing. Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 11:06 a.m. The Arizona Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would allow the government to seize the property of people who help plan a demonstration that turns violent. Essay: Anatomy of the Deep State. A 3-minute guide to the Bill of Rights - Belinda Stutzman. You Are Not Equal. I’m Sorry. – Medium.
Say Thank You. What Anti-Trump Protesters Can Learn From the Suffragettes. These 10 women had just been released from a 60-day sentence in a Washington workhouse following a picket at the White House, Washington DC. This demonstration was to demand that the remaining eight women in prison should be treated as political prisoners rather than criminals. Their leader, Alice Paul, had received a seven-month sentence in solitary confinement for disobeying prison rules. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Secret Money Floods Judicial Elections. AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, M.P. King, Pool. New Analysis: 2016 Judicial Elections See Secret Money and Heightened Outside Spending.
Politicized and High-Dollar Races Threaten Fair and Impartial Courts In an election season that has seen an unprecedented blockade of President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, it’s easy to overlook troubling developments for judicial selection at the state court level, where 95 percent of all cases are heard. In total, 39 states hold elections to choose all or some of their judges. This November, 27 states will hold elections for seats on their highest courts. Early indicators suggest that several of these races will be dominated by special interest spending, a large portion of it secret money from groups that do not disclose their donors, according to an analysis by the Brennan Center for Justice of seven supreme court elections and primaries that were completed earlier in 2016.
How False Narratives of Margaret Sanger Are Being Used to Shame Black Women - Rewire. In the wake of the attacks by the Center for Medical Progress, Planned Parenthood’s origins and its founder, Margaret Sanger, have once again become the center of conversations regarding Black women and abortion. 10 Ways Local Police Are Spying on Your Community – Medium. The proliferation in local police departments’ use of surveillance technology, which in most places has occurred without any community input or control, presents significant threats to civil rights and civil liberties that disproportionately impact communities of color and low-income communities. The Surprising Truth About Sniffer Dogs.
Women of the American Revolution. Constitutional Convention. Why Is There More Anti-Trans Legislation Than Ever? Civil Rights & Liberties: Crash Course Government #23. Now’s the Time To End Tax Exemptions for Religious Institutions. What To Do If Your Rights Are Violated at a Demonstration or Protest. What you might not know about the 1964 Civil Rights Act. They Are Watching. Are You? We are all born free – our human rights in pictures. Search and Seizure: Crash Course Government and Politics #27. America's Gun Business, By the Numbers. 3 Republican Attacks on the Constitution. Watch: Confederate Descendant's Scathing Address In S.C. Flag Debate. Antonin Scalia.