- Making News: Violence Shatters Curfew's Calm in Iraq
On his way to India today, President Bush reiterated again that "the people of Iraq and their leaders must make a choice... between chaos or unity." In Iraq itself, three bombs went off, shattering the relative calm brought about by the weekend curfew, as Borzou Daragahi reports from Baghdad for the Los Angeles Times.
- Reporter's Notebook: New Orleans Celebrates Mardi Gras
It is Fat Tuesday, the last day before Lent. In New Orleans, that means Mardi Gras. Mayor Ray Nagin calls Mardi Gras "part of the DNA" of the city and, despite smaller crowds than usual, says there's a "reunion of sorts" going on. Wallis Windsor, a 33-year resident of New Orleans whose house was 6 feet under water just six months ago, is celebrating with friends just two blocks from St. Charles Street.
- Buckley v Valeo: Supreme Court on (1976)
- Randall v. Sorrell (Supreme Court docket)
- McCain-Feingold Act (Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002)
- Vermont's Act 64 (on public financing of election campaigns)
Cases/Resources on Voting Rights, Campaign Redistricting
- League of United Latin American Citizens v Perry
- Voting Rights Act of 1965
- Vieth v Jubelirer, Supreme Court on (re Pennsylvania redistricting, 2004)
- Reynolds v Sims (on redistricting in Alabama, 1964)
- Toobin's New Yorker article on Texas redistricting