Edward Blum, who has orchestrated more than two dozen lawsuits challenging racial preference laws, is now fighting affirmative action in the Ivies.
State legislators for years have failed to pass a Voting Rights Act. by Bernard Ellouk Are fairer elections in non-Seattle Washington on the way? GETTY Passing a Washington Voting Rights Act, which could mandate re-districing of city...Show More Summary
Roy Moore says today we have a problem after "new rights" were created in 1965, which is the year the Voting Rights Act was passed. Moore also claims...
Release: An investigation by voting rights groups revealed Arizona agencies are persistently violating the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), which Congress enacted to increase opportunities to register to vote and simplify the registration process. The groups detailed their findings and … Continue reading ?
Bob Egelko for the SF Chronicle: A conservative who led a successful legal challenge to a core provision of the federal Voting Rights Act is training his sights on California’s version of the law, which allows minorities to challenge the … Continue reading ?
Whoa, I can't believe it...at last, we have arrived at the point in the list where each movie received TWO VOTES. That's right! So long, solo acts...we're in Twinsie Town. Just think–if you voted for one of these films and you meet the other person who voted for the same film, well, you'll have something to talk about. Show More Summary
With tons of A-listers coming out with stories about Harvey Weinstein — and others turning out to be complicit in keep his acts quiet — this is the biggest story in Hollywood right now. So of course TIME was going to cover it. But should Harvey have covered TIME? Related: The Weinstein Company Knew About Harvey's Settlements [...]
Here is the complaint and here is the press release. Blum is the force behind the Shelby County cases (killing a key part of the Voting Rights Act) and various attacks on affirmative action. There was an earlier, unsuccessful challenge … Continue reading ?
NYT: A Democratic group led by the former attorney general Eric H. Holder Jr. has accused the State of Georgia of flouting the Voting Rights Act, claiming that Georgia Republicans reshaped two state legislative districts to minimize the electoral influence … Continue reading ?
Dozens of immigrant rights activists from Virginia’s CASA in Action and 27 other states flooded the offices of 55 House Republicans yesterday, demanding that the GOP allow a clean vote on the bipartisan DREAM Act, which would finally put undocumented youth on a path to citizenship. Show More Summary
When a ban on wild-animal acts came to a vote in Portland, Maine, every single city council member did right by animals. The post Animal-Abusing Circuses, Count Your Days—Another City Passes Ban appeared first on PETA.
The Supreme Court just acted on voting rights. You’ll never be able to guess what happened, or what the voting configuration was: In two orders, with all of the conservative Republican-appointed Justices voting in favor and all the liberal Democratic-appointed Justices opposed, the Supreme Court put on hold a lower court order for Texas to […]
New book from Jesse Rhodes: Voting rights are a perennial topic in American politics. Recent elections and the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder, which struck down key enforcement provisions in the Voting Rights Act (VRA), have only placed … Continue reading ?
Release: Today, a federal district court judge denied the State of Alabama’s attempt to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that the method of electing judges to Alabama’s appeals courts violates the Voting Rights Act of 1965. All 19 of Alabama’s appellate … Continue reading ?
HuffPost on whether Texas will be bailed back into Voting Rights Act preclearance. … Continue reading ?
On Wednesday, a federal judge in Corpus Christi issued a permanent injunction against Texas’s draconian voter ID law, which intentionally discriminates against black and Latino Texans in violation of the Voting Rights Act, the court said. The law in question is revised version of earlier legislation that required residents to present one of seven accepted […]
A court has upheld that Texas violated the federal Voting Rights Act following a challenge by a woman who spoke limited English and couldn't use her son to help cast … Click to Continue »
Texas could be headed to the Supreme Court after a federal court ruled Tuesday that two of the state’s congressional districts violate both the Voting Rights Act and the U.S. Constitution. In a 107-page decision, three judges in San Antonio declared that the districts had been purposefully re-drawn to mitigate the electoral power of Hispanic voters. […]
From the 91-page opinion, also finding Voting Rights Act discriminatory effect: District-based voting was rejected for the 32nd JDC on at least six occasions between 1997 and 2011. Taken as a whole, this timeline shows discriminatory intent. Local white officials, … Continue reading ?
JUST SPITBALLING HERE, NEWSWEEK, BUT MAYBE IT’S BECAUSE AMERICA IS A MOSTLY-WHITE COUNTRY? Why are most politicians still white 52 years after the Voting Rights Act was signed into law?