Grassley says legislation under consideration "seems to create only a fig leaf of protection for legitimate voter ID laws."
Despite objections from a handful of Democrats, the Senate voted on Monday to move forward with a pro-hunting bill that has delighted most gun rights groups, including the National Rifle Association. Introduced by embattled incumbent Sen. Show More Summary
Some say it’s about time that progressives stop voting for Democrats who act like right wingers; ancient mating patterns explain why Tibetans can live at such high altitudes; meanwhile, the word “corporation” is nowhere to be found in the constitution. Show More Summary
The Root.com: David Swerdlick: WHERE DO THEY GET THESE "BLACK PROGRESSIVE-FUNDAMENTALIST PROPAGANDA JOURNALISTS" FROM? SECTION 5 - THE PRECLEARANCE SECTION - OF THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT SHOULD NOT BE RENEWED. The "Americanized Negro", as...Show More Summary
Throwing out preclearance when it has worked and is continuing to work to stop discriminatory changes is like throwing away your umbrella in a rainstorm because you are not getting wet." - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I wish every member of the Supreme Court had the wisdom and insight of Justice Ginsburg. Show More Summary
Peter Harris Domestic Politics, United States Fifty years ago today Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into federal law. The Voting Rights Act followed just one year later. Both pieces of legislation were important nails...Show More Summary
The year 1964 was a year of beginnings. Fifty years ago on July 2, the nation began the most extraordinary cycle of human rights law-making since the Civil War -- the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, three great civil rights statutes in fewer than five years. Show More Summary
Link to program. Monday, the Supreme Court by a 5 to 4 vote determined that the Hobby Lobby, Inc. chain of stores has the right to ignore a federal mandate under the Affordable Care Act to provide... This is content summary only. Please visit Planet Waves Daily Astrology Blog for full links, other content, and more!
Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that women’s rights don’t matter…at least, that’s how I perceived it when the court voted a 5-4 in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood v. Burwell, declaring the Affordable Care Act violates the religious freedom of certain employers. Show More Summary
'Philadelphia Negro Observations 2014' Dateline: June 30, 2014 Location: In A Dunkin Donuts / Gas Station In Suburban Philadelphia As I sit at the counter of a "Dunkin Donuts" - 10 feet behind me is a crew of Indian/Pakistani store OWNERS who run the doughnut shop and the gas station that it is connected to. Show More Summary
Cochran: Election went so well, no need to bring back Voting Rights Act.
This week in the war on voting is a joint project of Joan McCarter and Meteor Blades Sen. Jeff Sessions added his name this week to the list of members of Congress who oppose updating an amendment to the Voting Rights Act. The Alabama Republican said Wednesday that he opposes the Voting Rights Amendment Act (H.R. Show More Summary
A year after the Supreme Court eviscerated the 1965 law, it's clear that the injustices it was written to address still exist.
There is no such thing as a legitimate voter ID law. The post Key Senator Attacks Voting Rights Act Fix Because It Doesn’t Allow Enough Voter Suppression appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Last year, the Supreme Court ruled that we no longer need the Voting Rights Act. Today offers a good opportunity to remind them that we do. The post (Still) Broken appeared first on ThinkProgress.
One year ago, a majority of Supreme Court justices weakened the federal government's ability to prevent voter discrimination. In a sweeping decision, they decimated the Voting Rights Act, which has helped fulfill the ideals of our democracy...Show More Summary
The green movement needs as many voters as possible on its side, and minorities are more likely to support climate action than whites.
One year ago this week, the Supreme Court's conservative majority struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act and took yet another step toward undermining our democracy. Since then, civil rights leaders have been hard at work...Show More Summary
Swift and dauntless action is needed in both houses of Congress to ensure that voting remains an equal opportunity exercise for all Americans.
Editor's note: On the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Shelby County, Ala. v. Holder, which gutted key provisions of the Voting Rights Act, Sherrilyn A. Ifill will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee and urge Congress to pass the Voting Rights Amendment Act, S. 1945. Below is a portion of Ifill's testimony to the committee.