Gov. Bredesen has signed into law the Rosa Parks Act. With this, anyone who was charged while protesting segregation-era laws will be able to have their records cleared. The bill passed unanimously in the Senate. The House passed it with with 88 votes for and 6 votes against.
Who voted against and why? Was it something as simple as the wording of the bill? Was there something else attached to it that they didn't like? Or did they just feel that people should not have been protesting segregation in the first place?
[I just saw that S-town Mike at Enclave wrote about this as well. It seems that they opposed the pardoning of people convicted of actual felonies. Still seems fishy to me.]