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Samantha Bee Dissects Trump’s Voter Fraud Commission

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

"Guys like this have been playing the long game, methodically chipping away at the Voting Rights Act."

“Sensenbrenner: Congress should reauthorize modern Voting Rights Act

Rep. Sensenbrenner oped: In response to this ruling, I introduced the Voting Rights Amendment Act in 2015, and reintroduced it again last week with my Democratic colleague Rep. John Conyers of Michigan. Among other things, the bill modernizes the original … Continue reading ?

Kobach Email Confirms Trump Administration’s Goal to Gut Vital Voting Rights Law

The Trump administration’s voter fraud commission is poised to attack a federal voting rights law that prevents states from capriciously disenfranchising citizens. That law, the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, also known as “motor voter,” has long been a bête noire of conservatives. Show More Summary

REALITY AND FRAUD MIX: A Black Man In Southeast Atlanta Was "MURDERED OVER A FEW DOLLARS IN HIS POCKET. While The National Uban League's Marc Morial Says: "While This Loss Of one Black Vote Is Painful, OUR FREEDOM Will Come Only If The VOTING RIGHTS ACT

THIS STORY IS NOT GOING TO APPEAR IN THE ATLANTA VOICE NEWSPAPER!!! This Mother Will Not Be Asked To Join 'Mothers In The Movement' (Accept The Truth People - YOU LIKE BEING USED When It Advances YOUR 'FAKE RELIGION OF BLACK POLITICS')...Show More Summary

Senators Should Vote for Better Care Reconciliation Act to Defund Planned Parenthood

The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of state right-to-life organizations, supports H.R. 1628, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, and urges the Senate to vote to begin debate on this bill next week. The Better Care Reconciliation Act reduces the devastating impact on life brought by the abortion-subsidizing and abortion-expanding provisions of the […]

Mississippi Law Journal Symposium on the Voting Rights Act

85 MISSISSIPPI LAW JOURNAL, NO. 6, PP. 1039-1478, 2017. Voting Rights Act Symposium. 85 Miss. L.J. 1039-1393 (2017). [H]|[L]|[W] George C. Cochran. Foreword. 85 Miss. L.J. 1039-1046 (2017). [H]|[L]|[W] George C. Cochran. In memoriam: Frank Ruff Parker. 85 Miss. L.J. … Continue reading ?

The Road to Put Texas Back under Federal Supervision for Voting Just Got Longer

There are two federal courts considering whether or not Texas should be “bailed back” into preclearance coverage under Section 3 of the Voting Rights Act. That section lets a court in its discretion put a state under federal supervision for … Continue reading ?

Revised Senate health-care bill still lacks the votes to pass

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) released a new proposal to overhaul the Affordable Care Act on Thursday after spending three weeks reworking it to win over wavering lawmakers on the right and in the center. But withinShow More Summary

“Race, Representation, and the Voting Rights Act

Sophie Schuit and Jon Rogowski have written this article for AJPS.  Abstract: Despite wide scholarly interest in the Voting Rights Act, surprisingly little is known about how its specific provisions affected Black political representation. In this article, we draw on … Continue reading ?

Today in History for July 2nd

2 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

Highlights of this day in history: Continental Congress votes to break away from Britain; Civil Rights Act signed; Amelia Earhart disappears; President James Garfield shot; Author Ernest Hemingway commits suicide; Actor Jimmy Stewart dies. (July 2)        

States reject Trump's Voter Fraud Commission request

Judith Browne Dianis of the Advancement Project says that Trump's commission is a way for Republicans to dismantle the Voting Rights Act.

“Trump’s Voter Fraud Endgame; His ‘election integrity’ investigation is a pretext to repeal the National Voter Registration Act. It won’t work”

I have written this piece for Slate. It begins: Donald Trump’s attempt at voter suppression through his “election integrity” commission is a voting rights nightmare that is being enacted so clumsily it just might backfire….. Kobach’s likely going to use this information … Continue reading ?

Saturday Morning Open Thread: Restore the Vote

House Democrats introduced legislation to restore parts of the Voting Rights Act via @NBCBLK — NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) June 23, 2017 … On the eve of the four-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down key parts of the VRA, Rep. Terri Sewell, D-AL, told a crowd of voting rights advocates […]

The Impact Of the Fair Representation Act: African American Voting Rights and Representation In The Deep South

This post was written with FairVote Legal Director Drew Penrose, and Legal Fellow Dave O’Brien. The United States continues to fall short in fairly reflecting its diversity in elected offices. Our widespread use of a winner-take-allShow More Summary

Vanita Gupta: “It’s Time to Revive the Heart of the Voting Rights Act

Vanita Gupta in The Root: Instead of focusing on actual problems, like modern-day voting discrimination, however, the Trump administration is working to further undermine our democracy. One of Jeff Sessions’ first moves as attorney general was to withdraw the Department … Continue reading ?

FALSE BLACK POWER: The gripping name of a new book. The NY Post publishes an excerpt. The Voting

FALSE BLACK POWER: The gripping name of a new book. The NY Post publishes an excerpt. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was followed by large increases in black elected officials. In the Deep South, black officeholders grew from 100 in 1964 to 4,300 in 1978. By the early 1980s, major US cities with large […]

“Will Supreme Court Cut More of Voting Rights Act?”

Kimberly Robinson for Bloomberg BNA: After the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark 2013 decision in Shelby Cty. v. Holder, Democrats have increasingly turned to another part of the Voting Rights Act, Section 2, to challenge what they see as restrictive voting … Continue reading ?

“Justices Act on Voting Rights and Cellphone Privacy”

Adam Liptak for the NYT: The Supreme Court dealt North Carolina a setback on Monday in a voting rights case for the third time in recent weeks, affirming a decision that struck down many state legislative districts for relying too … Continue reading ?

Senators vote to expand Louisiana experimental treatment law

Louisiana lawmakers have agreed to expand the state's Right to Try Act, which gives terminally-ill patients access to experimental drugs and treatments. Passed in 2014, the act allows terminally-ill patients … Click to Continue »

Alabama’s GOP governor restores voting rights for thousands by fixing racist ‘moral turpitude’ law

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The governor of Alabama has signed into law a bill that will restore voting rights for some victims of racial discrimination. Governor Kay Ivey signed The Definition of Moral Turpitude Act to deal with the continued harm of past Alabama racism. The Huffington Post recounted the shameful history of...

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