Thomas C. Foley, the Republican candidate for governor of Connecticut, paid $673 in federal taxes in 2013, despite personal wealth that allowed him to spend $11 million of his own money in a race for the same office in 2010.
"The greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law, one that likely imposes an unconstitutional poll tax and risks denying the right to vote to hundreds of thousands of eligible voters," she wrote.
Ginsburg notes that the law could may prevent more than 600,000 registered Texas voters (about 4.5% of all registered voters) from voting, and “a sharply disproportionate percentage of those voters are African-American or Hispanic.”
"The potential magnitude of racially discriminatory voter disenfranchisement counseled hesitation before disturbing the District Court’s findings and final judgment," she wrote. "Racial discrimination in elections in Texas is no mere historical artifact. To the contrary, Texas has been found in violation of the Voting Rights Act in every redistricting cycle from and after 1970."
Diane and John Foley, parents of freelance journalist James Foley who was beheaded by ISIS in mid-August, have asked that ad be pulled from their home state of New Hampshire, where they brought up their son, according to NECN.
The ad, being run by Secure America Now — a conservative group with former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and former UN Ambassador John Bolton on its advisory board — shows Foley in an orange jumpsuit prior to his execution. Continually seeing the ad has forced Foley’s parents to relive their son’s death, with John Foley calling the ad “deplorable…”
[Diane Foley added,] “It makes me very sad that people would use the brutality of our son’s death for their own political purposes.”
Republicans truly have no boundaries…. this is simply putrid.
The result is a frightening level of misinformation about Ebola and a deep lack of understanding of the virus by most Americans. Indeed, despite weeks of endless coverage, most news consumers still don’t understand key facts about Ebola.
Q: Governor Scott, why the delay coming out over a fan?
Scott: I waited to see if he — until — ‘til we figured out if he was gonna show up. He said he was gonna come to the uh — he was — uh — he said he was gonna come to the debate. So why come out until he’s ready?
Dude, Crist was on the stage for eight minutes, waiting for you. Everyone at the event and at home saw this. Come up with a new lie.