Challenge for April 7, 2014


 

ONE-PERSON, ONE-VOTE RULE

Definition

The rule that, under the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution, legislative voting districts must be the same in population size. The idea behind the rule is that one person’s voting power ought to be roughly equivalent to another person’s within the state. See Reynolds v. Sims, 377 U.S. 533 (1964).

 

Readers, maybe you—or Chief Justice Roberts—would respond: How can “One-Person, One-Vote co-exist with the SCOTUS’ evolving rulings on money as speech? —GoodOleWoody

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“What to Tell the Kids: The Racism of the Past, Our Hopes for the Future”


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SERMON: “WHAT TO TELL THE KIDS…” by Rev. Harris Riodan


SONG:  “Lift Every Voice and Sing”


 

“An open letter to the people who hate Obama more than they love America by ‘Ministry Of Truth”


DAILY KOS

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PUTIN HAS VIOLATED “BUDAPEST MEMORANDUM OF 1994″


@ThomDavies: Photo of Yeltsin, Clinton, Kuchma and Major signing 1994 Budapest Memorandum

@ThomDavies: Photo of Yeltsin, Clinton, Kuchma and Major signing 1994 Budapest Memorandum

Vladimir Putin has violated a legal agreement that Russia signed. Read the “Budapest Memorandum of 1994″ and decide for yourself: BUDAPEST MEMO 1994 34-35_4108  (PDF)

“JIM CROW” WON’T STAY DEAD!


MOTHER JONES

Inside the Conservative Campaign to Launch “Jim Crow-Style” Bills Against Gay Americans

By Dana Liebelson

Kansas set off a national firestorm last week when the GOP-controlled House passed a bill that would have allowed anyone to refuse to do business with same-sex couples by citing religious beliefs. The bill, which covered both private businesses and individuals, including government employees, would have barred same-sex couples from suing anyone who denies them food service, hotel rooms, social services, adoption rights, or employment—as long as the person denying the service said he or she had a religious objection to homosexuality. As of this week, the legislation was dead in the Senate.

But the Kansas bill is not a one-off effort. [READ MORE]