Been buried
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Been buried

Yeah, it’s been like the picture here. The start of the semester always brings new challenges, no matter how much time I spend preparing in advance. Add to that the wife’s surgery – with another one scheduled next Monday – and it makes for a real time crunch. Something has to give – and it’s … Continue reading

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Quick hits 5/23/14
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Quick hits 5/23/14

It’s been a really, really busy week. A few things that have caught my eye in between everything: NYT: “Who Gets to Graduate?”  – Income, it seems, is a pretty good predictor. VP: “Virginia GOP executive under state investigation” – This will be interesting to watch. WP: “How gerrymandered is your district?” – At 79.26, … Continue reading

Marriage equality case fast-tracked in 4th Circuit
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Marriage equality case fast-tracked in 4th Circuit

From the AFER press release yesterday: Richmond, VA – On Monday, March 10, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit granted AFER’s proposed motion for an expedited briefing schedule in Virginia’s marriage equality case, Bostic v. Schaefer (formerly Bostic v. Rainey). On February 13, 2014, the Federal District Court for the Eastern … Continue reading

ICYMI: After the ruling on the Voting Rights Act
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ICYMI: After the ruling on the Voting Rights Act

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot Wednesday. While there has been a lot of hand-wringing over the Supreme Court’s ruling last week, in which the court threw out the coverage formula in section 4, which affects the preclearance rules of section 5, little attention has been paid to the other sections of … Continue reading