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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Judge In Voter Suppression Case Orders Kobach Return To Law School. Really.

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

On Monday, a federal judge slapped down a terrible Kansas voting policy that would have required proof of citizenship for Kansans to vote, which would have been a significant burden on voters.

The law was defended in court by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who has been the leading figure in President Donald Trump’s manufactured battle against virtually non-existence voter fraud and even chaired the now defunct and disgraced Presidential Committee on Election Integrity.

Even more embarrassing than the loss, though, is that the judge thought Kobach’s performance in defending the policy was so bad that he literally has to go back to school.…

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Going Off The Economic Cliff With Wile E. Trump

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

 

That was quite a show Donald Trump put on in Canada. Insulting our closest friends and trading partners while sucking up to Russian leader Vladimir Putin — well, that got people’s attention. As Guy Verhofstadt, former prime minister of Belgium, tweeted, “Just tell us what Vladimir has on you. Maybe we can help.”

On the economic front, Trump’s antics at the G-7 summit are sure to provoke a response not favorable to the United States. There are unfair tariffs on all sides, but the public should know at least this about the president’s confusion on trade deficits: The U.S.…

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Media Ignore Supreme Court Decision Aiding Voter Suppression

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters.

 

On June 11, the Supreme Court handed down its decision on an Ohio voting rights case that will make it easier for the state to purge infrequent voters from its voter roll, a process that tends to disproportionately hurt young people, people with low incomes, and people of color. This is a victory for Republicans, who for years have waged a war on voting rights in an effort to suppress voting by populations that tend to pick Democrats. Media should be reporting on this case and on voter suppression measures more broadly, both as a policy issue and to inform people of what they need to do in order to vote.…

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