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...
Spanish center-right People's Party (PP) and the centrist party Citizens (C's) will support acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in the Spanish parliament's vote to appoint his candidacy for the post of prime minister, according to local media.
Jost on Justice: For Roberts, the case tests his prevailing view in the decision in Shelby County v. Holder to eliminate the Voting Rights Act’s preclearance decision on the ground that things have changed in the South since the law … Continue reading ?
ST. LOUIS ? A federal judge on Monday ruled that the Ferguson-Florissant School District violated the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by setting up an electoral system that limited the voting power of the African-American community. The ruling by U.S. Show More Summary
You can find the 119-page district court opinion here. [this post is in progress] … Continue reading ?
The Va. governor acted one month after the state Supreme Court threw out a broader clemency effort.