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Native American Tribes Push Back Against Voter Suppression

Tribes in North Dakota to provide free identification with street addresses to its members for voting.

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When the Supreme Court supported laws in North Dakota that require IDs must display a "current residential street address," about 70,000 Native American voices that could've been silenced.

But The Turtle Mountain Chippewa, Standing Rock Sioux, Spirit Lake Sioux and Three Affiliated Tribes in North Dakota all have helped provide free IDs with street address to tribal members who live on reservations. As over Tuesday, over 2,000 IDs have been provided, and the programs will continue to provide IDs through election day.

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Voter Suppression: It's Now Harder for Thousands of Native Americans to Vote in North Dakota

The Supreme Court's recent decision to uphold a voter ID law will affect the Senate race.

In her race for re-election, North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat, is trailing her Republican opponent, Rep. Kevin Cramer. Native Americans are a key demographic in the state and tend to vote for Democrats.

But the Supreme Court decided last week not to block the state's restrictive voter ID law, which will make it almost impossible for most Native Americans to vote.

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Christine Blasey Ford Stood on the Shoulders of Anita Hill as She Testified

Black women keep watch and push forward as Ford's day in court proves to be a far cry from 1991.

For every woman of color who watched the hearing today, or has followed any of the drama up to this point, our backs are heavy.

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Old White Republican Bullies Attack Kavanaugh's Accuser and Anita Hill

"You're talking about history … I'd hate to have someone ask me what I did 35 years ago," said Senator Charles Grassley. Maybe somebody should.

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Senators Orrin Hatch and Charles Grassley, both now in their mid 80s, were there for the Clarence Thomas hearings, and they bullied Anita Hill. Forty-one Republicans and 11 Democrats voted to give Clarence Thomas a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court. Now, they're bullying Christine Blasey Ford.

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Woman Accusing Brett Kavanaugh of Sexual Assault Willing to Testify Before Senate Panel

Lawyer said of her client: "She believes, that but for his inebriation and his inability to take her clothes off, he would have raped her."

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Christine Blasey Ford will relive trauma from more than 30 years ago as her alleged attacker, Brett Kavanaugh, sits through confirmation hearings, which could place him in a seat of power over law for a generation.

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NAACP: ‘Brett Kavanaugh Is a Dangerous Ideologue’

"Over and over again, he has ruled against civil rights, workers' rights, consumer rights, and women's rights," said America's most recognized civil rights organization.

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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) had a few choice words on President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, one of which was "dangerous."

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Supreme Court to Decide Impact of the N-word in a Murder Case

Tolerating law enforcement racism means a gang terrorist might go free.

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What is the price of tolerating systemic law enforcement racism? In this case, it may mean that a gang terrorist and murderer will go free.

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Trump to Reverse Obama-Era Guidelines on Considering Race in College Admissions

Trump's efforts to rescind the affirmative action guidelines just add to the trend to erase landmark accomplishments of the Obama legacy.

The Trump administration plans to toss an Obama-era guideline that encourages colleges and universities to consider race as a way of promoting diversity.

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Suck It Up, We’re Screwed

Decades of incompetent Democratic leadership — and disregard for diversity — has taken us down this path.

The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy puts our country at a crossroads where there's only one expected outcome: a bizarrely out of touch and unrepresentative Supreme Court, for generations to come.

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Justice Sonia Sotomayor Slammed Decision to Uphold the Largely Muslim Travel Ban

She accused the court of violating one of the core foundations of this nation — religious freedom.

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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor blasted her colleagues for upholding the travel ban targeting Muslims in a 5-4 vote on Tuesday. Sotomayor, an immigrant, condemned the ban as "motivated by hostility and animus toward the Muslim faith."

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Immigrants Don’t Deserve Due Process

Promoting ignorant folk "wisdom" leavened with lies over legal precedents and the Constitution.

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According to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, immigrants can receive justice without a judge present.

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