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Voting Rights Act Heads Before Supreme Court

Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

By MARK SHERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The most potent weapon in fighting discrimination at the ballot box comes before the Supreme C...

Supreme Court Review Puts Voting Rights Act in Jeopardy After Election Proves Its Necessity

Doug Kendall | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Doug Kendall

After spending enormous energy and resources in confronting the legislative efforts to suppress the vote during the course of the election, supporters of the right to vote need to spend just as much time and energy making the case to the Court about the constitutionality of this iconic civil rights law.

Schools Chief Defends Keeping Teacher Accused Of Molesting 20 Students

AP | By PHILLIP RAWLS | Posted 03.10.2012 | Education

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Two longtime Alabama school board leaders are defending the panel's decision in 1993 to reinstate an elementary school teacher who...

Teacher Who Molested More Than 20 Girls Over 25-Year Career Faces Another Sex Abuse Charge

AP | BOB JOHNSON and PHILLIP RAWLS | Posted 03.07.2012 | Education

ALABASTER, Ala. — Children used to clamor to get into Danny Acker's classes, and he was so popular he was once named his elementary school's Tea...

Longtime Alabama Teacher Arrested On Sex Abuse Charges

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 03.06.2012 | Education

ALABASTER, Ala. — An Alabama schoolteacher was jailed on charges of sexually abusing a fourth-grade female student, and police said Thursday the...