Martin's family hopes that the federal government will be able to bring justice to what many around this state see as a blatantly racist miscarriage of justice.
Arlene Holt Baker, executive vice president of the AFL-CIO, welcomed the Justice Department's recent decision to strike down voter ID laws in Texas and Wisconsin.
Thousands re-tracing the steps of those who made the historic 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. ended their five-day journey by converging this weekend on the Alabama state capital here.
The Obama administration's Justice Department is reluctant to take on the fight against voter suppression efforts nationwide.
Security proceeded aggressively to rip the protesters' posters from their hands; Romney, meanwhile, hesitated for a moment, listening to the shouts.
Organizers say that, more than a commemoration, the march this week is a demonstration against modern day attacks.
Six undocumented students known as the Chicago Six returned to court after having been arrested during a protest against U.S. immigration policy.
"You gave voice to what I have been feeling for so long," exclaimed several participants in response to a speech by Raglan George.
Will pandering to bigots and religious extremists be enough to save the Romney campaign?
The spying charge dates back to protests triggered by the "not guilty" verdicts for three cops tried for the murder of Sean Bell.