On October 29, 2002, George W. Bush signed the Help America Vote Act
(HAVA). Hidden behind its apple-pie-and-motherhood name lies a nasty
civil rights time bomb.
According to the Constitution, the President, with the consent of the Senate, selects the members of the Supreme Court.
AS NOVEMBER approaches, the Presidential race
seems to be too close for partisans of either side
to take comfort.
For almost forty years now, the white South has been moving steadily into the Republican ranks.
The Republican drive represents a power grab unprecedented in scale and timing.
In a 5-to-4 decision as we went to press, the Supreme Court upheld nearly all the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act's provisions.
Russell Simmons was never a young voter. The 46-year-old hip-hop tycoon
cast his first vote in a presidential election seven years ago, he says,
at the age of 39.
Forty-four states in the United States today bar people with mental illnesses from voting.
Nearly 5 million Americans can't vote because of felony convictions.
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