“All of a sudden it was just entered onto the docket,” said Jerry Vattamala from the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, who was the lead attorney for the plaintiffs on the case. In 2018, she and fellow Korean Americans tried to offer Korean-language interpretation in Harris County, Tex., but were told by poll workers that they were too close to the polling place. jQuery("#inline_cta_2_btn_367158 a input").css("color",inline_cta_2_font_color_367158); What shouldn’t be forgettable is the message that event sent the country: Everyone of those folks just showed they don’t care what anyone else in this country has forsaken to beat this disease. What does it mean for the people who live there?". They only give into temptation to hate. Since then, Murphey said, the community and the county have reached a mutual understanding—the volunteer interpreters will approach voters only outside the 100-foot boundary, and the county will not try to stop them from accompanying voters inside the polling sites to interpret.

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Since 1948, only three Republican nominees had not had previous national experience: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Barry Goldwater and George W. Bush. Here’s Why. In general, be courteous to others. The last episode of the season is devoted to an interview with President Barack Obama, who Hamby follows on the campaign trail. Advocates accustomed to working closely with the DOJ prior to 2016 say that under Trump, it’s been near-total radio silence.