Two Innocent Black Men Freed After 39 Years in Prison

Source: Cynthia McFadden, Erik Ortiz and Elisha Fieldstadt/MSNBC Two Ohio men wrongly accused of murder experienced freedom for the first time in nearly four decades on Friday morning, but said they don’t harbor bitterness over their unjust imprisonment. A Cleveland judge on Wednesday had dropped all charges against Ricky Jackson, 57, and Wiley Bridgeman, 60, allowing for the pair’s release. …

A.G. Holder Justice Dept. Files in Ohio, Wisconsin Voter Cases

Source: ERIC TUCKER/Associated Press via ABC News.com The Justice Department on Wednesday sided with challengers of voting laws in Wisconsin and Ohio, saying in court filings that measures in those states unfairly affect minority voters. The department criticized a Wisconsin law that requires voters to present photo identification at the polls and an Ohio law that limits when voters can cast …