civil rights

Friday dogblogging: Remembering the dogs of Birmingham

July 19, 2008 - When we launched our Friday dogblogging feature earlier this year, we mentioned Southerners' special love for canines. But an honest understanding of dogs' history in our region also recognizes how the animals were used to brutalize Southerners and Southern progress.

Jackson, Miss. mayor pleads not guilty to federal charges

July 17, 2008 - Mayor Frank Melton and his two police bodyguards, Michael Recio and Marcus Wright, were indicted last week on three counts each of conspiracy and violating the civil rights of an owner of a private residence and the man who lived in the house. They were indicted yesterday, and all three men pleaded not guilty.

Lessons From the Jena Six

October 19, 2007 - The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing this week to discuss the controversial case of the Jena Six, in which trumped up charges were brought against six black teens following a series of racially

Voting Rights Act extension stalls

By R. Neal
May 16, 2006 - The Voting Rights Act extension sailed through the U.S. House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee 33-1 last week and was on its way to the floor for a vote.