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"I encourage you to consider seriously, for example, the repeal or amendment of section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, which is an affront to federalism and an expensive burden that has far outlived its usefulness, and consider modifying...Show More Summary

Bronx pol brags of pushing women's rights bill he voted 'no' on

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

A Bronx assemblyman touted his fight for the Women’s Equality Act — except he actually voted against the women’s rights legislation.

Ballot access and voting rights at risk

Now that protections of the Voting Rights Act have been lifted in some states, ballot access may be a big issue.

“Texas City Begs Court To Let It Hold Election Under System Found Unconstitutional”

HuffPo:  A Texas city found to be in violation of the Voting Rights Act and the 14th Amendment last month might still be able to use the offending electoral system this coming May. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court … Continue reading ?

Texas City Begs Court To Let It Hold Election Under System Found Unconstitutional

HOUSTON ? A Texas city found to be in violation of the Voting Rights Act and the 14th Amendment last month might still be able to use the offending electoral system this coming May. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for...Show More Summary

Sen. Sessions Noncommittal on DOJ Position on Texas and North Carolina Voting Cases; Agrees to Enforce VRA Section 2

Written questions from Sen. Leahy and Sen. Sessions’ answer in connection with his nomination as AG: 21. You claim to be a champion of the Voting Rights Act because you voted for VRA’s reauthorization in 2006. But aside from this … Continue reading ?

As we celebrate Dr. King's legacy, minority voting rights are more threatened now than in 50 years

The 1965 Voting Rights Act was the crowning achievement of the civil rights movement. By ending the electoral system of racial apartheid across the South, the VRA finally guaranteed that millions of African Americans could exercise the one right that helps them protect every other right. Show More Summary

In Texas, a Test of Whether the Voting Rights Act Still Has Teeth

last monthNews : NYTimes: News

A federal judge put Pasadena, Tex., under federal oversight after finding that city officials had discriminated against Latino voters. But an appeal is expected.

“In Texas, a Test of Whether the Voting Rights Act Still Has Teeth”

Must-read Manny Fernandez in the NYT on the voting rights case in Pasadena, Texas: Within days of the Supreme Court striking down the heart of the Voting Rights Act in June 2013, the mayor of this working-class industrial city set … Continue reading ?

Detroit suburb accused of denying black residents equal voting rights

last monthNews / Crime : Crimesider

U.S. Justice Department alleges Eastpointe, Michigan, violates Voting Rights Act in city council elections

Jeff Sessions Calls Voting Rights Act 'Intrusive'

last monthNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON ? Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, doubled down Tuesday in calling the Voting Rights Act “intrusive” and struggled to say how he would enforce the act going forward. “It is intrusive. Show More Summary

Jeff Sessions Calls Voting Rights Act 'Intrusive'

WASHINGTON ? Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, doubled down Tuesday in calling the Voting Rights Act “intrusive” and struggled to say how he would enforce the act going forward. “It is intrusive. Show More Summary

Webcomic explains how weakening the Voting Rights Act led to voter suppression in 2016

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

On The Nib, Andy Warner posts a quick primer on the Voting Rights Act, which was weakened in a 2013 Supreme Court case that struck down the requirement for districts with a history of racist voter suppression to get federal oversight...Show More Summary

Does Sen. Jeff Sessions have a ‘strong record’ on civil rights enforcement?

“Sen. Sessions’ strong civil rights record includes a host of desegregation lawsuits he filed in Alabama while he was U.S. Attorney, voting in favor of the 30-year extension of the Civil Rights Act, voting to confirm Attorney General Eric Holder, spearheading the effort to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Rosa Parks, and much more.” […]

A New Voting Rights Act for the 21st Century

The two most insidious ways Democrats disenfranchise American citizens are also two of the most difficult for the rank and file to notice.

Texas City Found In Violation Of Voting Rights Act

A Texas city violated the Voting Rights Act and the 14th Amendment by purposefully trying to dilute Latino votes, a U.S. district judge ruled Friday. Pasadena, Texas, will become the first jurisdiction to have to clear changes to its election laws with the Department of Justice since the Supreme Court’s 2013 Shelby County v. Show More Summary

Texas City Found In Violation Of Voting Rights Act

A Texas city violated the Voting Rights Act and the 14th Amendment by purposefully trying to dilute Latino votes, a U.S. district judge ruled Friday. Pasadena, Texas, will become the first jurisdiction to have to clear changes to its election laws with the Department of Justice since the Supreme Court’s 2013 Shelby County v. Show More Summary

8th Circuit Denies ACLU Request to Use Cumulative Voting in Ferguson MO. School Board Voting Case

A few months ago a federal district court ruled that the use of at-large voting in Missouri’s Ferguson-Florrisant school district diluted African-American voting rights in violation of the Voting Rights Act and the Court ordered cumulative voting as a remedy. … Continue reading ?

Growth, Not Forced Equality, Saves the Poor

Eliminate poverty, but don’t worry so much about inequality. Enforcing the Voting Rights Act matters; equalizing possession of Rolexes does not.

Obama: Democrats Lost on Election Day By ‘Not Showing Up’

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

"I think that on something like the Affordable Care Act, you have people who are benefiting right now from Obamacare who either don't know it's Obamacare or consider that as a given and then end up voting on Second Amendment rights," he said.

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