Conyers’ long career included support for such major legislation as the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Motor Voter Bill of 1993, and he introduced a measure to establish a holiday for Martin Luther King Jr. four days after the civil rights leader died after being shot in Memphis, TN.
According to current predictions, the storm isn’t expected to impact the mainland U.S. in the next several days, though Puerto Rico and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands were placed under a tropical storm watch Sunday morning.
Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens joined the court in 1975 and retired in 2010 as the third-longest serving justice in the Supreme Court’s history. He replaced William O. Douglas, who was the longest-serving justice.
For generations, tobacco powered Kentucky’s economy. While the industry is withering in the Bluegrass State, it continues to pay addiction’s deadly price. The unlikeliest of reformers are calling for change in Washington.