Each week, msnbc collects, in one convenient place, the standout work published by our reporters.
Since the Voting Rights Act was weakened, numerous states have imposed voting restrictions. And the effort to fix the law is stalled in Congress.
After a landmark ruling in Missouri that allowed thousands of black students to transfer out of failing schools, the board of education has reversed course.
In a unanimous opinion, the Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts law Thursday that set a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics, saying it violates the First Amendment. Massachusetts had argued that the buffer zone, which anti-abortion protesters said violated their free speech rights, keeps patients and clinic staff safer.
A ‘people’s movement’ for voting rights
by Zachary Roth
One state lawmaker is sick of the decade-long fight over ballot access in the Buckeye State. She wants to put the issue to rest – by mobilizing regular folks.
Missouri schools send staff to concealed-weapons trainings
by Michele Richinick
Some school board members voted in favor of sending certain faculty members to firearms trainings to carry concealed weapons at school.