Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Federal Judge Rescinds Retirement After the Nomination of First Latino to Serve on the District Court in New York

U.S. District Judge David Hurd reversed his decision to step back from the bench once he heard a Latino judge could serve on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York. Prominent Latino legal and civil rights organizations have expressed their concerns about Hurd’s decision and urged him to reconsider. Organizations including […]

Two organizations sue FEMA after agency fails to release information related to Hurricane Maria

A reporting organization and a legal group filed a lawsuit against FEMA yesterday alleging that the agency has failed to release documents they requested detailing FEMA’s emergency relief efforts following Hurricane Maria last year. “FEMA has tried to escape accountability, dismissing our information requests for nearly six months now and trying to ignore our FOIA petitions,” said Executive […]

Guest Blogger: Katherine Culliton-González “We Must Protect Our Vote”

In the not-too-distant past, politicians, secretaries of state and supervisors of elections prided themselves on increasing levels of voter participation.  Stronger participation in our democracy said something unmistakably positive about the city, county or state; its citizens were engaged and involved, and the entire system of voting was better for it. In 2008, the national […]