‘Spiking the drink'”: How extremist views of Jan. 6 rioters fuel Southern politics and policy

Since the deadly events of Jan. 6, government investigators have continued to identify and prosecute the hundreds of right-wing extremists who participated in what has been described as one of the darkest days in U.S. history. But the damage inflicted on democracy that day didn’t end when the Capitol was [...]

By |2022-01-06T12:13:39-06:00January 6, 2022|Feature, Justice, Politics, Race|

It’s not just Texas and Mississippi: Abortion access is in jeopardy across the Deep South

This story was published in partnership between Reckon and The Fuller Project. As the nation focuses on abortion bans in Texas and Mississippi now before the U.S. Supreme Court, some advocates in the South are frustrated that their dire warnings — that abortion restrictions in the region would inevitably reverberate [...]

By |2021-12-08T16:38:36-06:00November 30, 2021|Feature, Justice, Reckon|Women, Story|

From the Arbery to Rittenhouse cases, mostly white juries persist. Why? 

One by one, attorneys defending the three white men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery in a small Georgia community struck people of color from the list of potential jurors. Of the 12 strikes the defense team received, they removed 11 African Americans from the jury pool.  A lone Black juror [...]

By |2021-12-11T15:20:21-06:00November 22, 2021|Blackness, Justice, Life & Culture, Politics, Race, Story|

Meet the GOP congresswoman using ‘states’ rights’ to legalize cannabis  

States’ rights.   It’s been used in conflicts ranging from secession to Jim Crow laws to Medicaid expansion.   Now, a Republican congresswoman from South Carolina is using a states’ rights argument to decriminalize cannabis in her state.  U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace filed “The States Reform Act,” marking the most recent attempt to remove [...]

By |2021-11-22T08:24:25-06:00November 18, 2021|Justice, Politics, Story|
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