Criminal prosecutions against physicians by George Bush's Drug Enforcement Administration have scared doctors away from prescribing the level of pain medication that their patients desperately need. A recent Supreme Court ruling gives hope for at least temporary relief from such cruelty.
The right-wing attack machine is in full gear again against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who is committing the cardinal sin in right-wing eyes: using the oil wealth of his nation to help his nation's poor, who are a majority of its citizens. Pat Roberston (in an audio clip we'll hear), Donald Rumsfeld and Central American mass murderer John Negroponte have all chimed in recently as part of the anti-Chavez right-wing chorus. See if you can score 100% in the "Count the Lies" contest!
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Constitutionality of All Electronic Voting Machines in New Jersey Now in Question! NJ Appeals Court Reinstates Lawsuit Challenging Constitutionality of Electronic Voting Machines
February 09, 2006 Newark, NJ, February 9, 2006 – The New Jersey Appellate Division announced today its agreement with concerns raised by the Constitutional Litigation Clinic at Rutgers School of Law-Newark that all electronic voting machines used in New Jersey may violate New Jersey’s Constitution and election laws.
In its decision, the Appellate Division reinstated a lawsuit filed by the clinic in 2004 that challenges the ability of New Jersey’s electronic voting machines to count votes accurately, in compliance with voting rights laws. The Court reinstated the lawsuit even though, as a result of judicial and legislative efforts led by the clinic, all voting machines in the state must be equipped with a voter verified paper ballot component by 2008. The Court was concerned with protecting the hundreds of millions of votes that would be cast on voting machines between now and 2008. The Court also expressed its concern that the Attorney General’s office would use a loophole in the statute and issue waivers to the 2008 voter verified paper ballot requirement – further jeopardizing the franchise.
The lawsuit is the first in the nation to successfully challenge electronic voting machines. Professor Penny Venetis, associate director of the clinic and lead counsel on the case, commented, “This shows that our courts take very seriously their role in protecting our most fundamental of all rights – the right to vote. Despite clear evidence that New Jersey’s voting machines are insecure, the other branches of government failed to take appropriate action. That is why the Court stepped in,” Venetis added.
The same voting machines used by almost all of New Jersey’s five million registered voters have been found too insecure to use and have been de-commissioned by California, Ohio, Nevada, and New York City. New Jersey does not check the software of electronic voting machines to determine whether they have been tampered with or whether they are faulty.
The Rutgers clinic filed the suit on behalf of the Coalition for Peace Action, a citizens group based in Princeton that has been in the forefront of advocating for safe, transparent and auditable elections, as well as voter Stephanie Harris, a farmer whose vote was lost by a malfunctioning Mercer County electronic voting machine. Other plaintiffs in the lawsuit include State Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, an early proponent of the voter verified paper ballot.
For more information, contact Professor Venetis at 973-353-5687 or 917-617-3524.
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