A federal judge in New Jersey has declined a request by the Republican National Committee to dissolve a 27-year-old court order aimed at preventing intimidation of minority voters.
Despite aggressive criticism of the stop-and-frisk policy, new statistics show the New York Police Department is on track to stop a record number of people this year.
Police say nearly 138,000 people were stopped and questioned in the third quarter of this year, or 15 percent more from this time last year.
The computerized voting machines used by many voters in the 23rd district had a computer virus - tainting the results, not just from those machines known to have been infected, but casting doubt on the accuracy of counts retrieved from any of the machines.
Leading economists, labor leaders. authors and bloggers today released a letter in support of the Paul-Grayson amendment, proposed by Rep. Ron Paul of Texas and Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida, which calls for a complete audit of the Federal Reserve. The say that such transparency is necessary due to the many questions surrounding the Fed’s recent activities, and the “potential cronyism and favoritism in its distribution of many trillions of dollars.”
The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday urged the Supreme Court to leave undisturbed a lower court ruling that limits the government’s power to keep secret photos or documents that reveal official wrongdoing.
In its new filing, the ACLU contended that the new law in no way undercuts the ruling of the Second Circuit, so the Justices should simply deny review of the government’s case.
The move marks an attempt by Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair to assert greater authority over clandestine operations at a time of mounting bureaucratic frictions between the CIA and Blair's office.
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