Press Sues for Public ‘Jena Six’ Trial;Obama Supports Legalizing Undocumented Immigrants

By The News Oct 23, 2007

Obama Favors Legal Path For Immigrants Barack Obama made many promises at his well-received speech at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus. He addressed the issue of immigration, a contentious topic in border states such as Arizona, and addressed the need to create paths of citizenship for undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. The Business Journal of Phoenix Media Companies File Motion to Open Jena 6 Trial To Public The Chicago Tribune, along with the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Associated Press, ABC News, CNN, and other media corporations, have filed a First Amendment petition to bring the Jena trial into the open. The motion challenges the decision of Judge Mauffray, who closed the proceedings on Mychal Bell’s case and ordered all parties not to speak about it. Chicago Tribune Obama Calls For Justice Dept. Voting Rights Official To Be Fired For Racist Remarks Obama expressed his discontent at Voting Section Chief, John Tanner’s comments that photo identification was not necessary for minority voters because ‘they die first’. Tanner remarked that, "Our society is such that minorities don’t become elderly the way white people do; they die first." The Justice Department defends Tanner, suggesting that his comments were misunderstood. Fox News