NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: SCOTUS Unanimously Rejects One Person, One Vote Challenge, WI Voter ID Law Could Impact 300K


SCOTUS Unanimously Rejects Challenge To One Person One Vote 8-0

SCOTUS unanimously rejected a challenge to One Person, One Vote. Two residents of Texas argued states should count the voting population, not the total population, the justices disagreed 8-0.

Wisconsin’s Voter ID Law Goes Into Effect, May Impact Over 300,000 Voters

Voters head to the polls in Wisconsin for both the Democratic and Republican primaries on Tuesday. However, the number of those who can participate in the primary might be larger if it were not for Wisconsin’s restrictive voter ID law.

Dozens of states have passed laws requiring voters to show some form of identification at the polls, but Wisconsin’s voter ID law seems to be leading the pack in its stringency.

Some of the requirements of Wisconsin’s voter ID law include:

  • You must have a state government issued ID
  • A birth certificate is required to obtain a state ID
  • Student IDs are not accepted
  • Early voting eliminated on nights and weekends

During Tuesday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Wisconsin’s state coordinator for VoteRiders, Anita Johnson, spoke to Roland Martin about the state’s restrictive voter ID law and the impact it may have in keeping voters from casting their ballots.

Harvard University To Honor Slaves Who Worked, Lived At Wadsworth House

Harvard’s president, Drew Faust said the university  was “directly complicit in America’s system of racial bondage” and should do more to acknowledge its ties to slavery.

Princeton To Keep Woodrow Wilson’s Name On Buildings Despite Complaints About His Racist Views 

Princeton University will keep former U.S. President Woodrow Wilson’s name on buildings despite complaints from African American students complained about his racist views.

Dr. Chris Metzler: CBC Hedging Political Bets Not Backing Rep. Edwards For MD Senate Seat

Dr. Chris Metzler explained on NewsOne Now CBC members are “hedging their political bets” by backing Rep. Chris  Van Hollen instead of Rep. Donna Edwards for Senate in Maryland.

GOP Pushed Back Against Meeting With Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland

Republicans are pushing back against meeting with Merrick Garland, Pres. Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee. Was Garland’s nomination a safe bet by Mr. Obama?

Test Your Fiscal Knowledge, Take The NewsOne Now Financial Literacy Quiz

It’s Financial Literacy Month, and America’s Wealth Coach Deborah Owens joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now along with a financial literacy quiz to test your knowledge.

The FINRA Investor Education Foundation has found that only 39 percent out of 25,000 adults surveyed answered correctly on four of the five questions in their financial literacy quiz.

Owens called Americans’ level of financial literacy “dismal,” because many of us who think we are financially literate, are not. She told Martin, “What you don’t know can cost you.”

Dale Godboldo Talks “The People v. OJ Simpson” Season Finale

Dale Godboldo who plays Carl Douglas, one of the Defense Attorneys on Simpson’s Dream Team joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss the season finale of FX’s hit show.

All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast.

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