editorial | CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
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The American Legislative Exchange Council, the group funded in part by the conservative Koch brothers to draft bills for state legislators, is the type of shadowy, under-the-radar operation that exerts huge influence over state lawmaking. It has written the “stand your ground’’ statutes in many states, and pushed voter-ID laws that strike at poor and minority citizens. So it’s more than just desserts that ALEC would get its comeuppance from another under-the-radar group, the liberal ColorofChange.org.