Homeland Security Secretary Testifies as Immigrant Advocates Race to Pass New Laws

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified Tuesday before Republican lawmakers who have threatened impeachment. Immigrant advocates are racing to deliver what they can during the lame-duck.

Oregonians vote to tighten state gun laws: NPR

Gun advocacy groups say the new regulations do not address gun violence, but require those who legally own guns to deal with cumbersome red tape. Andrew Selsky/AP hide caption caption toggle Andrew Selsky/AP PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregonians have voted to significantly tighten the state’s gun laws, according to an Associated Press call. Measure 114 would … Read more

State laws on voting after a felony conviction vary dramatically: NPR

An estimated 2 percent of the voting-age population in the United States will be ineligible to vote in this year’s midterm elections because of state laws barring people with felony convictions from voting. That’s according to a study released Tuesday by the Sentencing Project, a nonprofit that advocates restoring voting rights to people with prior … Read more

Supreme Court refuses to hear challenge to racist citizenship laws: NPR

US Supreme Court Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption caption toggle Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images US Supreme Court Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The Supreme Court on Monday refused to review the so-calledIsland cases“, a series of cases decided in the early 1900s that are now infamous for their racist underpinnings. The court’s actions dashed the hopes of American … Read more

Political Chat: State Courts vs. Legislatures on Election Laws; Same-sex marriage bill

We look at the battle between state courts and legislatures over who sets the election rules, as well as the upcoming Senate vote on the same-sex marriage bill.

Partners : nationalnews.my.id