Senate Democrats say it’s important to pass federal legislation to ensure each person’s right to vote. Republican senators say bills have been passed to extend voting rights and the power of changing voting laws should remain at the state level.
The Tennessee General Assembly reconvenes on Tuesday. In addition to passing a state budget and debating laws impacting 6.8 million residents, state lawmakers will turn their attention to something they only do once a decade. A lot is at stake.
Federal prosecutors argued in court documents filed Thursday that a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals correctly ruled last month that the government had proven its case against Dylann Roof, despite his protestations on several points.