Twenty-eight plaintiffs from across Michigan announced Wednesday they are taking the state's controversial emergency manager law to court, charging it is violating the constitution and voting rights.
Critics say the new law is worse than Arizona's SB 1070.
Chicago hosts a public celebration of the new Illinois civil union law.
David Kupfer visited with Pete Seeger just before his 90th birthday in the spring of 2009. This is the second installment of a three part series based on the interviews.
African Americans represent 32.4 percent of Chicago but they make up only 17 percent respectively of the city's fire department.
Companies that belong to the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce, and even the Chamber itself, are backing off from the Chamber's suppport for anti-gay legislation signed by Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday.
The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry, whose members include Nissan, AT&T, FedEx, Comcast, DuPont, Pfizer, Blue Cross Blue Shield and others, actively supported the measure.
In Florida, a state that only a few decades ago was officially segregated, some people think this possible disenfranchisement is no accident.
"We now live in a surveillance society," civil liberties attorney Chip Pitts charged, "and the dangerous thing is that [it is being] taken for granted, like water is for fish."
Now is Pete Seeger's 92nd birthday. Happy birthday Pete!