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A modern-day poll tax for public notices

By Corey Friedman In the Jim Crow days of the early 1900s, state officials imposed a poll tax to prevent African-Americans and poor whites from voting. It took a decades-long civil rights struggle and a Supreme Court verdict to reverse … Continue reading

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Amendment One: A political powergrab

By Jennifer Nicole Howard Why is it that so many conservatives are afraid of gay people? Something tells me they aren’t. The North Carolina General Assembly, largely controlled by Republicans, has passed an amendment to the state’s constitution which will … Continue reading

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