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NJ.com
Murphy hires his fierce Democratic primary foe to help with Atlantic City takeoveras undersecretary in the U.S. Treasury department under then-President Bill Cli
NJ.com / Posted yesterday
as undersecretary in the U.S. Treasury department under then-President Bill Clinton and later worked as chairman of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University. The 57-year-old Montclair resident also spent years as a corporate... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Where Redistricting Fights Stand Across The Countrya three-judge federal court panel imposed a three-part test, this time dealing
KERA North Texas / Posted 2 days ago
a three-judge federal court panel imposed a three-part test, this time dealing with intent, injury and causation. The Brennan Center's Thomas Wolf summarized the test this way: "First, that the mapmakers intended to retaliate against them for... Read more
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The River Reporter
The gerrymandering fight in Pennsylvaniahad analysts across the country saying that this case has strayed into dangerou
The River Reporter / Posted 3 days ago
had analysts across the country saying that this case has strayed into dangerous territory. Michael Li, a lawyer with the Brennan Center for Justice, told Newsweek (tinyurl.com/y8rwas59), “It’s not uncommon for [parties] to try everything they... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
As foreign hackers plot next attack, Washington struggles to shore up vulnerable voting systems“catastrophic consequences.” The warnings come as 500 elections officials in 4
Baltimore Sun / Posted 3 days ago
“catastrophic consequences.” The warnings come as 500 elections officials in 41 states reported in a new survey by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law School that the voting systems they use are more than a decade old. Many of them agree... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Fights over voting rights a prelude to November midterm electionfar this year, at least 16 bills aimed at making it harder to vote have been in
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 4 days ago
far this year, at least 16 bills aimed at making it harder to vote have been introduced in eight states, according to the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.The proposals include a mix of photo ID requirements for voters, curbs on... Read more
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The News & Observer
Fights over voting rights a prelude to November midterm electionfar this year, at least 16 bills aimed at making it harder to vote have been in
The News & Observer / Posted 4 days ago
far this year, at least 16 bills aimed at making it harder to vote have been introduced in eight states, according to the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.The proposals include a mix of photo ID requirements for voters, curbs on... Read more
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Philly.com
New Jersey wants to expand voting access and give new voice to marginalized populationswant to make sure everybody has a voice in our democracy,” said Sean Morales-Do
Philly.com / Posted 6 days ago
want to make sure everybody has a voice in our democracy,” said Sean Morales-Doyle, a voting-rights lawyer at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University and a supporter of the measures New Jersey is considering. “And the more we... Read more
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The Janesville Gazette
Pennsylvania to require voting machines with paper backupor other paper-based backups that could be used to double-check the vote, accor
The Janesville Gazette / Posted 8 days ago
or other paper-based backups that could be used to double-check the vote, according to researchers at New York University's Brennan Center for Justice. So-called direct-recording electronic machines make it almost impossible to know if they've... Read more
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The Courier Express Newspapers
Little-known investor gives millions to N. Carolina politicsraces isn't unusual in North Carolina. More than $5 million was spent on a stat
The Courier Express Newspapers / Posted 8 days ago
races isn't unusual in North Carolina. More than $5 million was spent on a state Supreme Court race in 2016, according to a Brennan Center for Justice report. Asked why Lindberg gave so much, Forest's top political aide referred the question to... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Little-known investor gives millions to N. Carolina politicsraces isn't unusual in North Carolina. More than $5 million was spent on a stat
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 8 days ago
races isn't unusual in North Carolina. More than $5 million was spent on a state Supreme Court race in 2016, according to a Brennan Center for Justice report. Asked why Lindberg gave so much, Forest's top political aide referred the question to... Read more
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The News & Observer
As court weighs Microsoft case, rest of world feels a big stake in privacy rulingasked Faiza Patel, co-director of the Liberty and National Security Program at
The News & Observer / Posted 9 days ago
asked Faiza Patel, co-director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the New York University School of Law’s Brennan Center for Justice. A different program at the NYU law school filed an amicus brief in the case. The most pertinent... Read more
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The Morning Call
Pennsylvania Supreme Court's gerrymandering opinion seen as 'groundbreaking,' model for other statesSaylor and Justice Sallie Mundy — the only Republicans — filed separate dissent
The Morning Call / Posted 9 days ago
Saylor and Justice Sallie Mundy — the only Republicans — filed separate dissents. Michael Li, senior counsel for the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University, said the dissents noted Pennsylvania’s elections already were free and... Read more
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The Wesleyan Argus
Peter Dunphy ’18Oh boy, I have two interviews this week, one is a second round interview at Pew
The Wesleyan Argus / Posted 11 days ago
Oh boy, I have two interviews this week, one is a second round interview at Pew Research Center and the other at the Brennan Center [for Justice]. I’m hoping to work for two years, something related to law or politics, and then maybe try to... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Federal judge strikes down Florida’s felon voting rights restoration processand Attorney General Pam Bondi in 2011 put in a process that requires most ex-f
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 16 days ago
and Attorney General Pam Bondi in 2011 put in a process that requires most ex-felons to wait at least five years. The Brennan Center for Justice says that between 2011 and 2015, the Florida clemency board had restored voting rights to fewer... Read more
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New York Daily News
Bipartisan group assails Trump's attacks on political normsthe whole economy, enacted with no committee hearings," they wrote. The pair s
New York Daily News / Posted 19 days ago
the whole economy, enacted with no committee hearings," they wrote. The pair said the task force will be based at the Brennan Center for Justice, a policy institute at New York University's School of Law. They said it would review whether... Read more
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New York Daily News
Task force to examine governmental rules abuses under TrumpNEW YORK (AP) — A bipartisan task force has been launched at the Brennan Center
New York Daily News / Posted 19 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) — A bipartisan task force has been launched at the Brennan Center for Justice in New York to tackle what its founders say is the erosion of governmental norms created by the election of Republican President Donald Trump. Former U.S.... Read more
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WTKR Norfolk
1.5 million felons in Florida were stripped of their right to vote. That may soon changeregain their rights. “This is an encouraging step in the right direction,” sai
WTKR Norfolk / Posted 19 days ago
regain their rights. “This is an encouraging step in the right direction,” said Myrna Pérez, the deputy director of the Brennan Center for Justice’s Democracy Program. “This amendment is needed to move Florida more to the mainstream.” Meade... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
State of the Union a chance for Trump to reseta skepticism about him in these moments,” said Michael Waldman, a chief speechw
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 19 days ago
a skepticism about him in these moments,” said Michael Waldman, a chief speechwriter for Clinton and now president of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law. “Everybody knows that teleprompter Trump can come close to... Read more
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The Age
State of the Union Trump's chance to make America united againabout him in these moments," said Michael Waldman, a chief speechwriter for Bil
The Age / Posted 20 days ago
about him in these moments," said Michael Waldman, a chief speechwriter for Bill Clinton and now president of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law. "Everybody knows that teleprompter Trump can come close to... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
State of the Union Trump's chance to make America united againabout him in these moments," said Michael Waldman, a chief speechwriter for Bil
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 20 days ago
about him in these moments," said Michael Waldman, a chief speechwriter for Bill Clinton and now president of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law. "Everybody knows that teleprompter Trump can come close to... Read more
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Gulf News
State of the Union a chance for Trump to unify the nationa scepticism about him in these moments,” said Michael Waldman, a chief speech
Gulf News / Posted 20 days ago
a scepticism about him in these moments,” said Michael Waldman, a chief speech writer for Clinton and now president of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law. “Everybody knows that teleprompter Trump can come close to... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Corrective action should continuefirst to treatment rather than to prison, a victory for criminal justice and pu
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 20 days ago
first to treatment rather than to prison, a victory for criminal justice and public health. And, according to the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University, the trend has spread. At least 19 states undertook elements of criminal... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Local couple fights for felon voting rightsmurder or sexual offenses. "Florida has the highest disenfranchisement rate in
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 20 days ago
murder or sexual offenses. "Florida has the highest disenfranchisement rate in the country," according to an analysis from Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law. "It is one of three states, along with Iowa and Kentucky, to... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Things Are Getting Worse Not Better: Round Ups Checkpoints and National ID Cards - Commentary Things Are Getting Worse Not Better: Round Ups Checkpoints and National ID Cards By John W. Whitehead January 22 2018 “The roundups are getting worse. ...many older people who don’t happen to drive and have no reason to walk around w
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 22 days ago
many older people who don’t happen to drive and have no reason to walk around with a photo ID. According to a study by the Brennan Center for Justice, more than three million Americans don’t actually own a government-issued picture ID. That group... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Potential citizenship question in 2020 Census could shift power to rural Americaseats by a margin of no more than 10,000 total people after the 2020 count, sai
Bangor Daily News / Posted 22 days ago
seats by a margin of no more than 10,000 total people after the 2020 count, said Michael Li, who studies the census for the Brennan Center for Justice. In other words, decreased immigrant participation could be a deciding factor. And because of the... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Crime rates, incarceration fall togetherfirst to treatment rather than to prison, a victory for criminal justice and pu
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 22 days ago
first to treatment rather than to prison, a victory for criminal justice and public health. And, according to the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University, the trend has spread. At least 19 states undertook elements of criminal... Read more
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Boston Globe
Potential citizenship question in 2020 Census could shift power to rural Americaseats by a margin of no more than 10,000 total people after the 2020 count, sai
Boston Globe / Posted 24 days ago
seats by a margin of no more than 10,000 total people after the 2020 count, said Michael Li, who studies the census for the Brennan Center for Justice. In other words, decreased immigrant participation could be a deciding factor. And because of the... Read more
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The Hill
Donald Trump's scandalous conflicts of interest still live onto the exact same rules as the employees at your local social security office,
The Hill / Posted 24 days ago
to the exact same rules as the employees at your local social security office, or even a cabinet secretary. We at the Brennan Center have proposed several specific exceptions for the president, including for conflicts arising from legislation... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Amendment to restore felons’ voting rights on Florida November ballotapply to people who complete their sentences in the future as well an estimated
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 24 days ago
apply to people who complete their sentences in the future as well an estimated 1.5 million Floridians, according to the Brennan Center for Justice, which helped get the Florida initiative on the ballot. “This is a very exciting development,”... Read more
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CBC.ca
Here's how gerrymandering games U.S. elections — and why this Pennsylvania decision mattersBut regardless of the U.S. Supreme Court outcome, Monday's decision in Pennsylv
CBC.ca / Posted 24 days ago
But regardless of the U.S. Supreme Court outcome, Monday's decision in Pennsylvania matters because it presents what the Brennan Center's Michael Li calls a "second front" for fighting gerrymandering — the state courts. Here's what to know about... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Violent crime in U.S. falls, but murders up in first half of 2017, FBI saysto combat the crime there. Even though some big cities were still seeing more
Baltimore Sun / Posted 24 days ago
to combat the crime there. Even though some big cities were still seeing more violence in 2017 than the year before, the Brennan Center for Justice said in an analysis last month that it expected the overall crime rate and violent crime rate in... Read more
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The Morning Call
Violent crime in U.S. falls, but murders up in first half of 2017, FBI saysto combat the crime there. Even though some big cities were still seeing more
The Morning Call / Posted 25 days ago
to combat the crime there. Even though some big cities were still seeing more violence in 2017 than the year before, the Brennan Center for Justice said in an analysis last month that it expected the overall crime rate and violent crime rate in... Read more
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The Hill
Crime rates continue historic plungeviolent crimes, is no indication of a longer-term reversal. “Concerns about a
The Hill / Posted 25 days ago
violent crimes, is no indication of a longer-term reversal. “Concerns about a national crime wave are premature,” the Brennan Center for Justice analysts Ames Grawert and James Cullen wrote in a September report analyzing the 2016 data. The... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Violent crime in U.S. falls, but murders up in first half of 2017, FBI saysto combat the crime there. Even though some big cities were still seeing more
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 25 days ago
to combat the crime there. Even though some big cities were still seeing more violence in 2017 than the year before, the Brennan Center for Justice said in an analysis last month that it expected the overall crime rate and violent crime rate in... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Violent crime in U.S. falls, but murders up in first half of 2017, FBI saysto combat the crime there. Even though some big cities were still seeing more
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 25 days ago
to combat the crime there. Even though some big cities were still seeing more violence in 2017 than the year before, the Brennan Center for Justice said in an analysis last month that it expected the overall crime rate and violent crime rate in... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
The FBI says violent crime fell but murders went up during the first half of 2017to combat the crime there. Even though some big cities were still seeing more
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 25 days ago
to combat the crime there. Even though some big cities were still seeing more violence in 2017 than the year before, the Brennan Center for Justice said in an analysis last month that it expected the overall crime rate and violent crime rate in... Read more
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Times Leader
GOP leaders want to take gerrymandering case to U.S. Supreme Courtcourt decision to throw out a congressional map because of partisan gerrymander
Times Leader / Posted 25 days ago
court decision to throw out a congressional map because of partisan gerrymandering, said Michael Li, senior counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University. Li said there isn’t a clear federal basis for the U.S. Supreme Court to... Read more
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WALB Albany
Pennsylvania court throws out congressional boundariescourt decision to throw out a congressional map because of partisan gerrymander
WALB Albany / Posted 25 days ago
court decision to throw out a congressional map because of partisan gerrymandering, said Michael Li, senior counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University. Li said there isn't a clear federal basis for the U.S. Supreme Court to... Read more
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FOX News
Pennsylvania court throws out congressional boundariescourt decision to throw out a congressional map because of partisan gerrymander
FOX News / Posted 25 days ago
court decision to throw out a congressional map because of partisan gerrymandering, said Michael Li, senior counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University. Li said there isn't a clear federal basis for the U.S. Supreme Court to... Read more
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FOX News
Pennsylvania court throws out congressional boundariescourt decision to throw out a congressional map because of partisan gerrymander
FOX News / Posted 25 days ago
court decision to throw out a congressional map because of partisan gerrymandering, said Michael Li, senior counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University. Li said there isn't a clear federal basis for the U.S. Supreme Court to... Read more
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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Pa. court throws out congressional boundaries mapcourt decision to throw out a congressional map because of partisan gerrymander
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette / Posted 25 days ago
court decision to throw out a congressional map because of partisan gerrymandering, said Michael Li, senior counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University. Li said there isn’t a clear federal basis for the U.S. Supreme Court to... Read more
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Channel 8 San Diego
Pennsylvania court throws out congressional boundariescourt decision to throw out a congressional map because of partisan gerrymander
Channel 8 San Diego / Posted 25 days ago
court decision to throw out a congressional map because of partisan gerrymandering, said Michael Li, senior counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University. Li said there isn't a clear federal basis for the U.S. Supreme Court to... Read more
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Philly.com
Pa. Supreme Court strikes down congressional map as unconstitutional, orders change before May primaryissue across the nation. Republican lawmakers are left with two options, said
Philly.com / Posted 25 days ago
issue across the nation. Republican lawmakers are left with two options, said Michael Li, a redistricting expert at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University: They can draw the map themselves, keeping it bipartisan enough to get Gov.... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
Pennsylvania court throws out congressional boundariescourt decision to throw out a congressional map because of partisan gerrymander
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 25 days ago
court decision to throw out a congressional map because of partisan gerrymandering, said Michael Li, senior counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University. Li said there isn't a clear federal basis for the U.S. Supreme Court to... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Pennsylvania court throws out congressional boundariescourt decision to throw out a congressional map because of partisan gerrymander
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 25 days ago
court decision to throw out a congressional map because of partisan gerrymandering, said Michael Li, senior counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University. Li said there isn't a clear federal basis for the U.S. Supreme Court to... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Pennsylvania court throws out state's congressional map, ruling that gerrymandering violates constitutioncourt decision to throw out a congressional map because of partisan gerrymander
Chicago Tribune / Posted 26 days ago
court decision to throw out a congressional map because of partisan gerrymandering, said Michael Li, senior counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University. Li said there isn't a clear federal basis for the U.S. Supreme Court to... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Houston police release 2017 crime numbersoverall violent crime rate is, however, projected to increase by about 4 percen
Houston Chronicle / Posted 26 days ago
overall violent crime rate is, however, projected to increase by about 4 percent, according to an annual Brennan Center For Justice report that tracks crime in American cities through Dec. 19. The Brennan Center estimated that... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Houston police release 2017 crime numbersoverall violent crime rate is, however, projected to increase by about 4 percen
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 26 days ago
overall violent crime rate is, however, projected to increase by about 4 percent, according to an annual Brennan Center For Justice report that tracks crime in American cities through Dec. 19. The Brennan Center estimated that... Read more
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Aljazeera
Trump's America: A war on police, or their detractors?to a source in Dallas familiar with Balogun, he continued abusing women after 2
Aljazeera / Posted 28 days ago
to a source in Dallas familiar with Balogun, he continued abusing women after 2007. Michael German, a fellow with the Brennan Center for Justice and former FBI special agent who focused on "domestic terrorism", told Al Jazeera that Balogun's... Read more
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CBC.ca
Looking for Trump's greatest 'triumph' 1 year on? Check out how he's reshaping the federal courtsby Senate Republicans who engaged in "an unprecedented amount of filibustering,
CBC.ca / Posted 28 days ago
by Senate Republicans who engaged in "an unprecedented amount of filibustering," says Alicia Bannon, senior counsel for the Brennan Center for Justice in New York.3. Bye-bye filibuster Republicans eased the confirmation threshold to elevate Gorsuch... Read more
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