Feb 102019
 

In a win for privacy rights, the Illinois Supreme Court allowed a lawsuit to continue against a company that scanned a 14-year-old’s thumbprint. The Illinois Supreme Court issued an important decision in late January rejecting attempts to gut the state’s landmark law that bars companies from collecting people’s biometric identifiers — including face recognition scans, fingerprints, and iris scans — without providing a written explanation of what they plan to do with the data and…

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Feb 102019
 

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is prepared for the possibility that Democrats in New York could redraw her district after the 2020 election, she told The Intercept in an interview.   Following the 2020 census, every state will draw new district boundaries to reflect changes in the population, the political implications of which will stretch for at least the next decade. In 2014, New York approved a constitutional amendment establishing a nonpartisan redistricting commission, which is set…

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Feb 102019
 

On February 8, a bill to greatly reduce ballot access barriers was introduced in the Georgia House. It is HB 191. The sponsors are three Democrats and one Republican: Dar’shun Kendrick (D-Lithonia), David Stover (R-Newnan), Vernon Jones (D-Lithonia), and Valencia Stovall (D-Forest Park). The bill says that if a party is ballot-qualified for statewide office, then it is automatically qualified for all partisan office. And it lowers the number of signatures for independent candidates and…

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