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By Donald Lambro
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Michael Waldman
Tonight's one of the nights groupies live for, the blatherfest called the State of the Union speech. Presidents usually exhaust their supply of cliches until the spring thaw. This year's cliche of choice is "civility," and it's a tired old chestnut already.
Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University, said that even in states where the restrictive laws have been blocked or delayed, many people still think they are in effect.
"The laws were struck down, but the confusion remains," Mr. Waldman said.