Presidential candidate Donald Trump and several of his Republican competitors have now endorsed the notion of doing away with the very first sentence of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution, at least insofar as it has been interpreted to grant automatic citizenship to children born of undocumented immigrants. Show More Summary
Out of Germany comes news of a real tragedy -- spoiled beer. [Legal Juice] Justice Sonia Sotomayor got a pretty bad-ass tribute in the form of a graffiti mural, unveiled in the Bronx. [Colorlines] A look at how voter suppression efforts have morphed with the times. Show More Summary
Julian Bond speaking at UCLA in 1973 about the 1972 election. At The Nation, Ari Berman, whose new book Give Us the Ballot was written after years of covering voting rights and voter suppression, has written a tribute to civil rights leader Julian Bond on the occasion of his death—Honor Julian Bond’s Legacy by Protecting Voting Rights. Show More Summary
Lessons from an ACLU lawyer fighting North Carolina’s attacks on voting. This piece was originally posted on ACSblog. Just days before the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, we completed a three-week trial challenging North Carolina’s sweeping anti-voter law. In 2013, soon after the U.S. Show More Summary
The GOP voter suppression strategy continues.
Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig says if he were president, he would tackle a campaign finance overhaul and end what he describes as voter suppression and partisan gerrymandering -- in a single day if he can. Then he would turn the Oval Office over to his vice president.
REGARDLESS Of What You Think About "Your Ancestor's Struggle For Voting' Or 'The Voting Rights Act' - MORE DESTRUCTIVE Than Any Claimed Modern Day BLACK VOTER SUPPRESSION SCHEME - Is The SYSTEMATIC DISCONNECTION Between "GOVERNANCE" And "VENERATION & VICARIOUS LIVING" Through The People In Power. Show More Summary
The purge would disproportionately affect minorities, elderly and low-income voters. The post Kansas Voter Suppression Chief Wants To Purge 30,000 Citizens From The Voter Rolls appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The Board of Elections engaging in voter suppression and habitual insubordination from politicians puts Philly in the category of oligarchy. The post Why Philadelphia Isn’t a Democracy appeared first on The Good Men Project.
Choosing to ignore blatant racial profiling by law enforcement: The Justice Department also alleged that Johnson said “bring me some Mexicans” during a staff meeting in January 2007. “In eliciting this statement, the government made no effort to provide any context, and none was given,” Schroeder wrote in his opinion. Show More Summary
Senator Jon Tester, a Democrat from Montana, has introduced legislation called the Native American Voting Rights Act, which is probably self explanatory in terms of its intent based on that title. The legislation calls for more polling locations on reservations and also directs states to mail absentee ballots to all reservation voters if requested by the...
The at-large voting fights are evidence of what happens when voter suppression is actively identified and fought. Pota Coston had a pathbreaking career. She was “the first black person and the first woman to serve as a special agent for the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation division in West Virginia. Show More Summary
Jon Sherman: After a long and difficult battle culminating in the Selma to Montgomery March, the Voting Rights Act (VRA) was born 50 years ago today. Previous efforts had failed to curb racial discrimination in voting, but the VRA’s passage … Continue reading ?
Republicans have done more to undermine the Voting Rights Act in the last three years then all of the slings and arrows hurled at the law by the Jim Crow South. The post GOP Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of The Voting Rights Act With Coded Call For More Voter Suppression appeared first on ThinkProgress.
A Fifth Circuit panel has declared Texas’s voter ID law unconstitutional, setting up a potentially huge Supreme Court battle. The plaintiffs, including individual voters, civil rights groups and the Department of Justice, said it was discriminatory because a far greater share of poor people and minorities do not have these forms of identification and lack easy [Read more...]
This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 -- a legislative landmark that enfranchised millions of African Americans and other minorities systematically excluded from participation in American democracy. However,...Show More Summary
One day before the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act a federal appeals court wielded that law to strike down a Texas voter suppression law. The post BREAKING: Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Texas’s Voter ID Law appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The Voting Rights Act, the landmark civil rights legislation that provided federal oversight of voting in states where evidence of minority voter suppression existed, was passed on August 6, 1965. Nearly 50 years later, in 2013, theShow More Summary
Here's what pushback against voter suppression looks like
The New York Times Magazine cover story, “A Dream Undone,” on August 2 chronicles the history of recent successful efforts to undermine the Voting Rights Act. The passage of state measures which effectively restrict voting for some groups...Show More Summary