Corbett Administration Rebukes DoJ Document Request in Pennsylvania Voter ID Case

By: Tuesday August 21, 2012 8:55 am

The Administration of Tom Corbett in Pennsylvania is stamping its feets about Justice Department requests for documents on the state’s new voter ID law. They don’t want to turn over the data on how many voters could be disenfranchised the law, for fear that the DoJ would… find out, I guess. In a letter dated [...]

Pennsylvania Nixes Steps to Make Voting Easier, After Judge Allows Making Voting Harder

By: Sunday August 19, 2012 9:54 am

Viviette Applewhite, the 93 year-old who was one of the plaintiffs in the Pennsylvania voter ID case, received her ID card this week. Despite voting in practically every election since she became eligible, she didn’t have a driver’s license or Social Security card, and her birth certificate features a different name than the one on [...]

Expert Testifies That 1 Million Voters Affected by PA Voter ID Law

By: Friday July 27, 2012 8:15 am

Pennsylvania officials put the initial estimate of how many Pennsylvanians currently do not carry eligible ID for voting under a new law at 1% of the electorate, a manageable situation. A subsequent analysis expanded that to 9%, around 750,000 voters. A different analysis this week doubled that, and added that 43% of all voters in [...]

Fracking Company Cuts Off Clean Water Shipments to Community They Contaminated

By: Friday December 2, 2011 1:35 pm

Here’s your daily (hourly?) outrage. The movie Gasland featured the residents of Dimock, PA. It’s one of the first cities filmmaker Josh Fox visits. He is handed a jar of putrid water and asked to have it tested. Predictably, it comes up contaminated with methane. The company that did the fracking in Dimock, Cabot Oil [...]

The American Nightmare – Debt Collector Thieves Create Fake Courtrooms to Steal from Consumers

By: Monday November 8, 2010 12:45 pm

This happened late last week, and the biggest thing I want to know about it is how Pennsylvania snagged the coveted attorneygeneral.gov URL, but I should give it some attention here. Basically, all of the scumminess associated with foreclosure processes is also present in debt collection, by a factor of ten. This is almost unbelievable: [...]

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