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  • High court action on Texas ID law shows mixed record on voting rights

    “There is no right more basic in our democracy than the right to participate in electing our political leaders,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote in April. Roberts spoke then for the court’s conservative majority in striking down...
  • GOP-backed limits on voting lead to spirited backlash from Democrats

    When the Supreme Court threw out part of the Voting Rights Act last year, many predicted it would bolster Republican efforts to tighten voting procedures in advance of this fall's election, particularly in the South. Already, more Americans than ever...
  • How one federal agency hopes to change Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. The peacemakers arrived on a Sunday. It was a little more than a day after Michael Brown's shooting. They introduced themselves to police and city officials that afternoon. They met with Brown's family late that night, in a Highway Patrol...
  • Perra S. Bell, Towson University history teacher

    Perra S. Bell, Towson University history teacher
    Perra S. Bell, a former Towson University history teacher who was a lifelong crusader for civil rights, died Sept. 26 at Physicians Regional Medical Center in Naples, Fla., of complications from a fractured hip. The former Baltimore resident was 95....
  • Rawlings-Blake criticism highlights debate over police strategy under O'Malley

    Rawlings-Blake criticism highlights debate over police strategy under O'Malley
    The sharp reduction in violent crime that occurred on Martin O'Malley's watch as mayor of Baltimore is a central theme of the speech he gives as he travels the country and lays the groundwork for a presidential campaign. But ongoing criticism from the...
  • Clergy among those arrested in Ferguson police station protest

    Clergy among those arrested in Ferguson police station protest
    Fulfilling a promise he made to hundreds of activists the night before, Cornel West on Monday did exactly what he came to Ferguson to do: He got arrested. The activist and academic was among a crowd of dozens of clergy and other demonstrators who...
  • King's Nobel tested Atlanta's tolerance

    ATLANTA On the morning of Oct. 14, 1964, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was out of it. He had just returned to Atlanta from a grueling speaking tour, and his appearance was so alarming that his wife, Coretta Scott King, took him to St. Joseph's...
  • Thousands Gather To Mourn Hartford Firefighter

    Thousands Gather To Mourn Hartford Firefighter
    BLOOMFIELD — The many facets of Kevin Bell's life — musician, devoted family man and Hartford firefighter — were remembered and honored Monday at his funeral at First Cathedral. Outside the church, as far as the eye could see, there...
  • Cardin joins rights groups seeking new racial profiling guidance

    Cardin joins rights groups seeking new racial profiling guidance
    Sen. Ben Cardin has joined a coalition of civil rights groups in pressing the Obama administration to finish a years-old review of its guidance on racial profiling, an effort supporters say should be a priority following this summer's upheaval in...
  • Eric H. Holder Jr., U.S. attorney general, is stepping down

    Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr., the first African American to fill the nation's top law enforcement post, announced Thursday he was stepping down, ending a nearly six-year tenure as one of the Obama administration's most progressive voices and polarizing...
  • Despite slow, troubled start, Holder leaves mark at Justice Department

    Despite slow, troubled start, Holder leaves mark at Justice Department
    Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder’s impressive legacy in civil rights and prison reform didn't start when he was sworn in five years ago. It emerged with a burst of energy and new-found political freedom that followed President Obama’s reelection in...