The Department of Justice tells a Texas judge that the legislature’s efforts to soften one of the nation’s most stringent voter ID laws has worked. According to the DOJ, Texas no longer discriminates against minority voters and there’s no need for any further legal action.
While much attention has been focused on Trump’s bogus Election Integrity Commission’s letter sent to states requesting sensitive voter data, new revelations about a letter the DOJ sent out the same day has voting rights advocates sounding an alarm that voter suppression is on the way.
Protesters around the country are stepping up their pushback against the Senate health care bill.
Attorneys General from 18 states and the District of Columbia have filed a lawsuit against Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos over the suspension of rules meant to protect students and their families from for-profit schools.
Bill Cosby will be retried on assault charges later on this year. Cosby’s new trial date is set for November 6th in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Missouri Republican Governor Eric Greitens recently signed a bill that raises the standard for workplace discrimination lawsuits by requiring people to prove that race, gender, disability or age was the motivating factor for disciplining an employee rather than just a contributing factor.
All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast