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House Passes Landmark Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana

December 4, 2020
WASHINGTON — The House on Friday passed sweeping legislation that would decriminalize marijuana and expunge nonviolent marijuana-related convictions, as Democrats sought to roll back and compensate for decades of drug policies that have disproportionately affected low-income communities of color.The 228-164 vote to approve the measure was bipartisan, and it was the first time either a

Tennessee passes a law that can permanently remove voting rights from peaceful protesters

August 22, 2020
As the Associated Press reports, the bill does a number of things including:  Institutes a mandatory 45 day sentence for “rioting” Increases fines for blocking highways requires that protesters pay for any damage to state property makes assaulting a “first responder” a Class C felony with a 90 day mandatory sentence Most of these changes seem

House Passes Bill to Restore Key Parts of Voting Rights Act

December 13, 2019
(WASHINGTON) — The Democratic-controlled House approved a bill Friday that would restore key sections of the Voting Rights Act that once required officials in all or parts of 15 mostly Southern states to receive federal approval before making changes to the voting process. The bill would amend the 1965 law to impose new obligations on…
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