Thurgood Marshall, attorney for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, reads "Political and Civil rights in the United States" to his son, Thurgood Jr., at home.
JUNE 21, 1958 - Thurgood Marshall, attorney for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, reads "Political and Civil rights in the United States" to his son, Thurgood Jr., at home. Getty Images

Thurgood Marshall Jr. Is Giving Thousands to a Private Prison PAC

Marshall, Jr., has been on the board on the second largest private prison company in the United States since 2002. In just 2016, he received $221,000 in compensation for working on the board.

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Three More Senators Violated the STOCK Act

At least two more Democrats and a Republican senator failed to report stock transactions last year as a ban on congressional stock trading flounders in a Senate working group.

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Your Tax Dollars Are Propping Up the Gun Lobby

Some well-known gun makers hold rich contracts with the federal government as they lobby against firearms regulations.

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Supreme Court Strikes Candidate Loan Repayment Limits

The decision in a case brought by Sen. Ted Cruz means candidates with the means to loan their campaigns more than $250,000 can fully repay themselves with contributions raised after they are elected.