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Litigation Currently in the States, a Hotbed of Activity

By Rob Tyson

In a number of states, there are legal challenges currently pending for reforms against unlimited corporate campaign donations, gerrymandered congressional districts, and other voting practices. This opinion piece by Hedrick Smith, a former Washington bureau chief of The New York Times and executive editor of “reclaimtheamericandream.org”, presents his analysis that the challenges are precipitated by a populist backlash.  Smith describes citizen efforts seeking to control campaign spending in various states and local governments and to limit alleged racial and partisan gerrymandering.

Stay tuned for an interesting fall.

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