The practical effect of this new legal service will be that gun owners will enjoy fairly broad certainty that they will not be hit with massive legal bills if they shoot someone. That's one less thing they'll have to worry about when they are deciding whether to squeeze the trigger.
After Brown v. Board of Education, many segregationists cited their own faith as justification for official racism. Ross Barnett won Mississippi's governorship in a landslide in 1960 after claiming that “the good Lord was the original segregationist."
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"[I]t might surprise you that one senator, surprisingly a blue state Democrat with a 100 percent rating from NARAL and Planned Parenthood, now stands in the way confirming pro-choice, pro-civil rights nominees from states like Georgia that have anti-choice Senator willing to abuse senate rules."
The city of Cranston, Rhode Island is divided into six electoral wards, and a vote cast in Cranston's first five wards counts only about three quarters as much as a vote cast in the sixth ward, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by attorneys from Demos, the Prison Policy Initiative and the American Civil Liberties Union.
Giving money to people who took up arms in a treasonous war to preserve slavery requires a simple majority vote in the Arkansas state legislature. But preventing tens of thousands of Arkansas from losing health coverage they already have requires a massive supermajority.