by Jim Thompson
In The Washington Post, Rep. John Lewis praises the latest book from The Nation's Ari Berman, Give Us the Ballot. The book, he argues, explains why Congress must fix the Voting Rights Act “without passion or favoritism.”
In The American Prospect, ACS President Caroline Fredrickson argues that the taxi industry needs a legal overhaul to ensure the safety of vehicles, dependability of drivers and fairness of payment schemes.
Lynette Holloway at The Root reports that a black woman was committed to a mental institution after police officers rebuffed her claims that she owned the BMW which she was arrested for driving.
In The New Republic, Rebecca Leber discusses enduring obstacles for same-sex couples in the South.
Liz Seaton at Talking Points Memo warns against the recent initiatives of some state legislatures seeking to inject partisan politics into state legal systems.