US Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) announced a bill Monday that would establish a commission to study reparations for the institution of slavery and its economic, systemic and economic effects against descendants of American slaves. “I am proud to introduce legislation that will finally address many of our country’s policies—rooted in a history of slavery and [...]

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The District Attorneys Association of New York (DAASNY) filed a motion for preliminary injunction on Monday against a prosecutorial oversight committee—another step in the group’s fight against the legislation that creates it, signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo last Wednesday. The DAASNY has been staunchly opposed to the parameters of the commission, arguing it interferes with the discretion of [...]

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The US House of Representatives passed HR-1 Friday, dubbed the For the People Act, to “make it easier, not harder, to vote,” which overhauls a number of voting rules in campaign finance, access to voting, and ethics rules. The bill contains provisions to update voter registration, including automatic voter registration, prohibiting deceptive practice and preventing [...]

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