Monthly Archives: June 2012

Why Can’t Ex-Felons Vote? washingtonpost.com

“As frank as I can be,” he said, “we’re opposed to [restoring voting rights] because felons don’t tend to vote Republican.” via Why Cant Ex-Felons Vote? washingtonpost.com. The 2004 WaPo article goes on to say, “According to one convincing study … Continue reading

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Needelman needles me back … part deux

When first needled by Needelman’s office, I was unaware that the 5.5-year-old, unsubstantied debt PennCredit was engaged to collect from me had been marked up 40%. There may be no other Florida court clerks engaging in usurious debt collection with … Continue reading

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Jimmy Carter: ” … our country can no longer speak with moral authority …”

America’s Shameful Human Rights Record – NYTimes.com “At a time when popular revolutions are sweeping the globe, the United States should be strengthening, not weakening, basic rules of law and principles of justice enumerated in the Universal Declaration of Human … Continue reading

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Take Action | FundEducationNow.org | Support the Florida School Boards Associations Resolution against High Stakes Testing

“In June, the Florida School Boards Association unanimously adopted a resolution against the use of high stakes testing. We support the Resolution and the clear message of hope it sends to families and children struggling to understand why a single … Continue reading

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Supreme Court upholds Maryland law ending prison-based gerrymandering; Huge victory for fair representation | Prisoners of the Census

Washington, DC – The U.S. Supreme Court today upheld the constitutionality of Maryland’s groundbreaking “No Representation Without Population Act,” which counts incarcerated people as residents of their legal home addresses for redistricting purposes. The 2010 law was a major civil … Continue reading

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No more mandatory juvenile life without parole

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Injustice not your problem? Ben Franklin has a few words for you.

Specifically … Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are. From Death Row to Exoneration: Fmr. Texas Prisoner Anthony Graves on Surviving Solitary Confinement Anthony Graves, former Texas death row prisoner … Continue reading

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