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Supreme Court Rejects DC Handgun Ban and Millionaire's Amendment
Law/Legal Issues
Written by Lady Anker   
Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Supreme Court ruled today that the Washington D.C. handgun ban violated the Second Amendment right to bear arms. The 5-4 decision will overturn the 32 year old law that was implemented to try to reduce violent crime in the District of Columbia, according to CNN.

In another 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled today to strike down the "millionaire's amendment" which would have allowed opponents of wealthy candidates to increase the ceiling on the amount a person can raise from individuals if their opponent makes a contribution to their own candidacy that exceeds 350,000, according to the AP.

 

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Last Updated ( Thursday, June 26, 2008 )
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Florida Will Restore Voting Rights To Ex-Felons, Virginia May Follow
Politics
Written by Lady Anker   
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A new rule adopted by the Board of Executive Clemency, chaired by Republican Governor Charlie Crist, will restore voting rights to more than 115,000 former felons, according to the AP.

Before the new rule, Florida was one of the few states that didn't automatically restore voting rights to felons who had completed their sentences.

There is also a push to restore voting rights to ex-felons in Virginia underway, according to the Washington Post. Democratic Governor Tim Kaine is working with social and civic groups including NAACP and the ACLU to try to add non-violent offenders to the voting rolls by this November.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, June 18, 2008 )
 
Donna Edwards Wins Maryland US House Special Election
Politics
Written by Lady Anker   
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Donna Edwards won the special election to be the US Representative of Maryland's 4th district. She won in a landslide to defeat Republican Peter James.

Edwards will carry out the remainder of fellow Democrat Albert R. Wynn's term before she runs again for her seat in the November election.

Wynn left congress in May to become a lobbyist after he was defeated by Edwards in the Democratic primary in February.

Edwards victory makes her the state's first African American woman to be elected to congress.

Full Story from the Baltimore Sun

Last Updated ( Wednesday, June 18, 2008 )
 
Obama Adds ex-Clinton Aide Patti Solis Doyle to Campaign
Politics
Written by Lady Anker   
Monday, June 16, 2008

Presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama announced that Patti Solis Doyle, the former campaign manager of Senator Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, will be the new chief of staff to the not yet named running mate, according to USA Today.

Senator Obama also chose Jim Messina, the former chief of staff to Senator Max Baucus (D-MT), to be his chief of staff and Stephanie Cutter, the communications director for Senator John Kerry's 2004 presidential run, to be Michelle Obama's chief of staff.

Related Link: CNN:Obama campaign rounds out general election staff

Last Updated ( Monday, June 16, 2008 )
 
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