Supreme Court Finds North Carolina Gerrymandered Two Districts to Dilute Black Vote

EURPublisher01 May 22, 2017 The Supreme Court struck down two congressional district maps in North Carolina Monday, holding that the state had engaged in an unconstitutional gerrymander, reports CNN. The court found that race was a factor in the way state lawmakers drew congressional maps after the 2010 Census in order to

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Federal Judges Find Racial Gerrymandering in Texas Districts

PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press Sat, Mar 11 11:43 AM PST AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Federal judges found more problems in Texas’ voting rights laws, ruling that Republicans racially gerrymandered some congressional districts to weaken the growing electoral power of minorities, who former President Barack Obama set out to protect

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Supreme Court Balks at Reining in ‘Racial Gerrymandering’ That Protects Black Lawmakers

Supreme Court, March 1, 2017, 9:58 a.m. LA Times, Reporting from Washington David Savage The Supreme Court has refused a plea from Democratic Party lawyers, at least for now, to rein in alleged “racial gerrymandering” by Republican-led states in the South that protects black lawmakers at the expense of other Democrats. Instead,

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George E. Taylor, 1904 United States Presidential Candidate

George E. Taylor, 1904 National Negro Liberty Party Presidential Candidate In 1892, Mr. George E. Taylor was positioned as an Independent Republican. He, along with Frederick Douglass and Charles Ferguson carried recommendations from Black Independent Republicans to the Platform Committee of the National Republican Party. That committee rejected ALL of

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Senator Cory Booker Calls Donald Trump a ‘Liar’ Who Uses ‘Propaganda’

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., accused President Trump of repeatedly lying to the American people and using propaganda to stir confusion and mislead the public. In a Thursday night interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett, Booker said the media coverage of Trump should resemble reporting on any other politician. He argued that

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New Jersey Senator Cory Booker to Challenge Sessions on Immigration, Civil Rights

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats will challenge President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions, when he appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee over his hard-line stand on immigration, past record on civil rights and whether he supports community policing. The Alabama lawmaker

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Haitian Political Newcomer Jovenel Moise Says He’s Ready for Tests Facing Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The political newcomer chosen to lead deeply divided Haiti for the next five years says he’s eager to improve the lives of desperately poor families in the long-neglected countryside and bring steady economic advances to one of the least developed nations in the world. Jovenel Moise,

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