November’s presidential election is the first in more than 50 years in which the federal government won’t send a full complement of specially trained observers to monitor elections in states, … Click to Continue »
When it was announced Tuesday that rapper Tupac Shakur was among the 19 acts nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, there was little argument among rap fans that the voting committee had made the right choice. Shakur, who was killed two decades ago in a drive-by shooting on...
This year's presidential election is the first to be held without a key enforcement provision of the federal Voting Rights Act, leading some experts to warn about possible trouble at … Click to Continue »
The complaint states that failure to extend in the face of a hurricane violates rights to equal protection and the right to vote, with displaced voters being treated worse than others, as well as a Voting Rights Act claim: Because of … Continue reading ?
The Justice Department sided with two Nevada tribes' interpretation of a key part of the U.S. Voting Rights Act and a judge said she will issue a ruling Friday in … Click to Continue »
Saturday marks the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, an occasion which was marked by speeches from a seemingly endless line of luminaries, but there was one in particular who caught the light in a way that stood out.
A federal appeals court says the secretary of state violated the National Voting Rights Act when he moved to clean up voter rolls.
Back in July, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5 th Circuit ruled that Texas’ draconian new voter ID requirements are illegal under the federal Voting Rights Act because they discriminate against minorities. In accordance with that decision, U.S. Show More Summary
Welcome to the latest edition in our war on voting series. This is a joint project of Meteor Blades and Joan McCarter. Oh, what the Supreme Court has wrought, in gutting the Voting Rights Act. Here it is, playing out in Georgia. Louis...Show More Summary
Georgia's voter-registration process violates the Voting Rights Act and has prevented tens of thousands of residents, mostly minorities, from registering to vote, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. Under a policy implemented in 2010, people aren't added to the voter rolls if identifying...
Voice of OC interviews Kevin Shenkman about his California Voting Rights Act litigation. … Continue reading ?
Two decades ago, Congress passed the National Voter Registration Act to remove barriers to becoming a voter. Are states doing a better job today registering minority and low-income voters? The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights tackles that question in a newly released report. Show More Summary
In this historic week of Supreme Court decisions on marriage equality and the Voting Rights Act, we're thinking a lot about intersections. More than ever, it's clear that making America a more equal union means defending the civil rights...Show More Summary
Here's what's on our radar this morning... Devestating news from the Supreme Court: The Voting Rights Act has been gutted and has stripped back decades of Civil Rights work. [Colorlines] In addition, in Adoptive Couple vs. Baby Girl,...Show More Summary
Well now, this ought to be interesting: A federal lawsuit has been filed charging that Alabama’s three highest courts—the state Supreme Court, Court of Civil Appeals and the Court of Criminal Appeals—violate the Voting Rights Act ofShow More Summary
The state of Alabama's violent attacks on voting rights protesters in Selma helped drive the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. Back then, the Alabama Supreme Court was an all-white body. Today, 50 years after the passage of the seminal civil rights law, it still is. Show More Summary
Yesterday I reported that Michigan lost a bid for en banc review of a stay a trial court order stopping Michigan from getting rid of straight-ticket (party lever) voting, on grounds that doing so would be a Voting Rights Act … Continue reading ?
Earlier, I reported that a Sixth Circuit panel refused to stay a trial court order stopping Michigan from getting rid of straight-ticket (party lever) voting, on grounds that doing so would be a Voting Rights Act violation. Today, the Sixth … Continue reading ?
After the high court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act in 2013, North Carolina and other states enacted laws that critics said were aimed at making it harder for minorities to vote.
Wayne Allen Root, who has spoken at presidential rallies with Donald Trump, this week called strip voting rights from welfare recipients and women who use “free contraception” provided by the Affordable Care Act. During a discussion with radio host Rob Schilling on Monday, Root...