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A test for the U.S. Constitution, in church and at the voting booth

By Mark A. Bonta / March 20, 2020 / Comments Off on A test for the U.S. Constitution, in church and at the voting booth

The relationship between Americans’ constitutional rights and liberties, and emergency measures to fight the coronavirus, remains murky. Freedom of religion Churches are confronted with unprecedented restrictions on the right to congregate in houses of worship. While some religious groups are moving to online-only services, others are ignoring official restrictions on large gatherings for church services […]

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Will Lanisha Bratcher go to jail for voting in North Carolina?

By Josh Wilson / January 13, 2020 / Comments Off on Will Lanisha Bratcher go to jail for voting in North Carolina?

Lanisha Bratcher of Hoke County, North Carolina, might be going to jail because she voted. She is an American citizen of legal voting age, so that’s not the problem. Occupy Wall Street joined the NAACP as thousands marched in midtown Manhattan on December 10, 2011 to defend voting rights.But Bratcher’s an ex-convict, and in her […]

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