L.A. Rep. Maxine Waters endorses Lieberman for V.P.
In an effort to mend a crack in the Democratic platform, soon-to-be vice presidential nominee Joseph Lieberman spoke to the party's black caucus on Tuesday in Los Angeles about issues that had key black political leaders concerned. Issues in question were Lieberman's advocating of experimental school voucher programs, and his support for Proposition 209, a 1996 California initiative that would have banned state-funded affirmative action programs. Lieberman firmly stated that he only supported a school voucher system that would not detract from the public school education budget, and that he is in total support of affirmative action programs. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles), an African American politician who had been very vocal about her concerns regarding Lieberman's stances, granted her sought after endorsement after Lieberman spoke to the black caucus. "It clears the air," said Waters. "He has said enough. He has done enough. I feel comfortable in campaigning for him."
10/29/2014 North Dakota Supreme Court Upholds Abortion Restrictions - The North Dakota Supreme Court yesterday upheld a set of misguided restrictions on medication abortion, allowing what is effectively a ban on early, non-surgical abortions in the state to go into effect immediately.
The decision overturned a lower court order finding the law, known as HB 1297, unconstitutional and permanently blocking its enforcement. . . .
10/29/2014 Georgia Court Refuses to Recognize 40K Voter Registrations From Primarily People of Color and Young People - A state court judge on Tuesday refused to order the Georgia Secretary of State to add some 40,000 voters to the voter rolls, potentially disenfranchising thousands of African Americans and other people of color in the state.
Judge Christopher Brasher of the Fulton County Superior Court denied a petition from the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (LCCR), the New Georgia Project and the Georgia branch of the NAACP asking the court to force Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R) to process an estimated 40,000 "missing" voter registrations.
More than 100,000 voters were registered by the three groups, but about a third of those registered never made the rolls. . . .