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How an Even More Conservative Supreme Court Could Eviscerate Voting Rights for Black Americans

During her Senate confirmation hearings last week, Judge Amy Coney Barrett would not confirm whether she agrees that the Constitution empowers Congress to protect the vote for all citizens.

The US Supreme Court on Monday allowed Pennsylvania to continue accepting mail-in ballots up to three days after Nov. 3, blocking a state GOP push to prevent an extended deadline for mail-in ballots in the state.
SCOTUS Denies PA GOP’s Request to Stop Extended Mail-In Ballot Deadline. But It’s Not All Good News.

The decision was tentatively celebrated by voting rights advocates, but also underscored significant concerns over what the impending confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett could mean for the Court.

Judge rules against new rule on SNAP
Judge Rules Trump Won’t Be Able to Take Food Assistance Away From 700,000 Americans

“There are proven ways to help people find work, and taking food away from individuals makes them no more ready to find a job or secure a job."

What it's like to live on low wages in North Carolina
North Carolina Mom Tries to Make It on Less Than $10 an Hour. Sometimes She Doesn’t.

Ieisha Franceis, a mother and grandmother in Durham, North Carolina, talks about the hardships she endures just trying to make ends meet.

Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden Answers Constituents' Questions At Philadelphia Town Hall
All You Need to Know About Thursday’s Town Halls Is Biden Stood With Science. Trump Didn’t.

While President Trump cast doubt on the need for masks and contradicted his own scientists, Joe Biden said he would rely on scientists and urged Americans to wear masks.

The New York Times reports that the Trump administration gave wealthy investors a private warning about the toll the COVID pandemic would take. Regular Americans were told that the pandemic would just go away.
Team Trump Gave His Rich Friends—Not You—A Heads Up On How Bad COVID Would Be

Wealthy investors were privately warned about the potential economic devastation of the COVID pandemic. Ordinary Americans were not, and at least 8 million have fallen into poverty.

Amy Coney Barrett on criminal justice
What Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court Would Mean for Criminal Justice Reform

“The judicial branch of government in this country ... has been critical in our ability to see change move as a nation."