Yesterday at a Bernie Sanders rally in Atlanta, Killer Mike invoked Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during a stirring introduction for the candidate. Citing his positions on the Voting Rights act and the ongoing, senseless War on Drugs Black People, Mike gave Sanders a ringing endorsement. This is good stuff right here. Can you feel the […]
This is a critical moment to stand up for refugee rights in the United States. Join us and call your Senator immediately to vote NO on the upcoming bill limiting entry to the U.S. to Iraqi and Syrian refugees. The “American SAFE Act of … Please continue reading.
This civil rights movement timeline covers the struggle's final years, including the rise of black power, the Voting Rights Act and urban riots.
Last Friday, the State of Alabama agreed to a settlement to resolve claims against it of National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) violations, but the fight for voting rights is far from over. Image: Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock.com The post Despite Justice Department Settlement, Alabama Voting Rights Are Still in Crisis appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Stripping Russian delegates of voting rights at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) is an act of Russophobia, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov said Wednesday.
Let's not mince words: our democracy is in the shitter. In 2013, the Supreme Court gutted the historic Voting Rights Act. In 2014, fewer than 40 percent of Americans voted in the midterm election. And our overall turnout rarely breaks 60 percent. Show More Summary
There has been a ruling, of sorts, in the never-ending Texas redistricting case challenging the Texas House and Texas congressional districts under the Voting Rights Act. The three-judge panel, which has been hearing permutations of this case for about half … Continue reading ?
It has been over fifty years now since the landmark civil rights and welfare legislation of the 1960s, an example of which is the Voting Rights Act of 1965. But blacks are still not doing very well. Why? There is...
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It was a very big day for American investor rights yesterday. The SEC voted to enact the final portion of the JOBS Act, known as “Title III.” This makes “equity […]
Fifty years after passage of the Voting Rights Act, "Give Us the Ballot" makes a powerful case that voting rights are under assault in 21st century America. Current events underscore the book's timeliness. In September, Alabama announced it was closing 31 driver's license offices, a disproportionate...
2013 was a rough year for leftist Court watchers. The Court punted on affirmative action, weakened employment discrimination protections, and cut out the heart of the Voting Rights Act. If there was solace to be had, it was in Justice Ginsburg's steadfast dissents. In two days, she read three......
After the King v Burwell decision, it's clear that federal exchanges need to provide access to voter registration.
Rachel Cobb reviews Gary May’s Bending Toward Justice at The New Rambler: Bending Toward Justice is a terrific addition to the literature on the history of the Voting Rights Act. It offers an engrossing narrative of the drama leading up … Continue reading ?
Robert Driscoll: So the good news is that the VRA is alive and well, covers the entire country, and protects everyone — regardless of race — from actual discriminatory voting procedures and practices. The bad news is that the Democratic Party pretends … Continue reading ?
"Blatantly discriminatory evasions of federal decrees are rare." Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts writing in a 2013 decision which gutted the Voter Rights Act I am furious! After yelling "voter fraud" for years in their...Show More Summary
Hillary Clinton oped at Al.com: First, Congress should put principle ahead of politics and pass the Voting Rights Advancement Act. This bipartisan bill would restore the full protections of the Voting Rights Act. Second, we should set a standard across … Continue reading ?
The topic came up again at Tuesday’s Democratic debate, and even if Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) hesitated to defend his vote in favor of the gun-lawsuit-curbing Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), I’m happy to defend it for him at Cato. Show More Summary
On Thursday morning, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush told a group of voters at the State Historical Museum in Des Moines, Iowa, that he doesn’t support reauthorizing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He said that the federalShow More Summary
In 1965, only 2% of African Americans were registered to vote in Selma, Ala. Those who tried were asked to name all 67 county judges in the state and faced constant harassment, if not outright brutality. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 abolished such literacy tests for voter registration and enfranchised...