A little more than a week after Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced he would use his executive powers to restore to felons in the state the right to vote — an act that was expected to enfranchise more than 200,000 people — the Republican-led legislature announced Monday it would...
[This post is in progress.] Federal district court judge Thomas Schroeder has issued this 485-page opinion considering constitutional and Voting Rights Act challenges to North Carolina’s 2013 restrictive voting law (which I have discussed in a number of places including … Continue reading ?
Bakersfield Now: A group of Latino residents has sued the Kern County Board of Supervisors, claiming the board violated section 2 of the U.S. Voting Rights Act of 1965. “It is clear that the Latino community has grown to the … Continue reading ?
The complaint makes a Voting Rights Act section 2 claim and raises various constitutional claims as well. … Continue reading ?
Bernie Sanders has been criticized heavily in recent weeks for telling the New York Daily News editorial board that, in keeping with his 2005 vote for the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, he did not believe that the relatives...Show More Summary
Her's another convenient way to skirt the Voting Rights Act of 1965: force voters to present the very same photo ID that they are less likely to possess. Citizens who are from disproportionately poor and minority areas are far more likely to have suspended driver's licenses, and it's not because they have committed crimes. Show More Summary
David Savage for the LAT: Seemingly untouched by numerous legal defeats, the voter ID law serves as an example of how difficult it can be to halt potentially discriminatory voting rules in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision … Continue reading ?
Hours after the Supreme Court in 2013 struck down a core part of the Voting Rights Act, Texas put into effect a law that threatened to disenfranchise more than 600,000 registered voters. The Justice Department had blocked the law two years earlier as discriminatory, and a three-judge panel in Washington...
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The Democracy Spring coalition of progressive groups called on legislators to replace caps on campaign donations, fix the Voting Rights Act and end gerrymandering. At least 400 were arrested.
SCOTUS's decision to gut the Voting Rights Act, Maher said, enabled "cheating" GOPers to cast aside minority voters
The Voting Rights Act is under siege; we need a constitutional amendment to protect it. Voting, Thomas Paine once said, "is the beating heart of democracy." It's what makes our democracy possible. Without it, Paine said, "man would be...Show More Summary
This year we will hold our first presidential election in more than 50 years without the full protections of the Voting Rights Act. And Republicans haven't wasted any time taking advantage of this window of opportunity to make it harder to vote for students, women, seniors, people with disabilities and communities of color. Show More Summary
Because human rights are totally a thing you should get to vote on.
A high school senior’s final project might become a law to help combat voter disenfranchisement in D.C. Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans yesterday introduced the D.C. Voting Rights Notification Act of 2016, which would require the District...Show More Summary
A crowning achievement of the historic March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King gave his "I have a dream" speech, was pushing through the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965. Recognizing the history of racist attempts to prevent...Show More Summary
"We need to move to the next stage of voting rights!" A crowning achievement of the historic March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King gave his “I have a dream” speech, was pushing through the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965. Show More Summary
We need to move to the next stage of voting rights—a new Voting Rights Act—that renews the law that was effectively repealed by the conservative activists on the Supreme Court.
Stop Voter Suppression A crowning achievement of the historic March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King gave his “I have a dream” speech, was pushing through the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965. Recognizing the history ofShow More Summary