Very important Chris Elmendorf post at Balkinization, with a more negative view of Cooper v. Harris: How then is a state to comply with Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, which, as noted above, has long required states to create districts with … Continue reading ?
I’ve noted how interesting and mysterious it is that Justice Thomas signed onto Justice Kagan’s opinion in today’s racial gerrymandering case. Given Justice Thomas’s views on Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, and his view of the clearly erroneous … Continue reading ?
Paul Waldman: And I promise you that if the Supreme Court upholds the Texas law, we’ll see just what we saw after the court took a knife to the Voting Rights Act: a rush to enact new restrictions in time … Continue reading ?
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a long-pending North Carolina case that could have produced the biggest voting rights ruling since the justices four years ago invalidated a key provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. At issue in the case, North Carolina v. Show More Summary
This looks good: Articles Resurrecting Retrogression: Will Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act Revive Preclearance Nationwide? By: Noel H. Johnson PDF “The Only Clear Limitation on Improper Districting Practices”: Using One-Person, One-Vote to Combat Partisan Gerrymandering By: Allison J. Riggs … Continue reading ?
Pema Levy for Mother Jones. … Continue reading ?
On June 25, 2013, the Supreme Court killed the core provision of the Voting Rights Act. Four years later, it may be coming back from the dead. Before Shelby County v. Holder, the 2013 case, the 1965 Voting Rights Act barred nine states...Show More Summary
After the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act 217-213, the media frenzy to figure exactly what had just happened in Congress reached a fever pitch. One of the greatest and simplest explanations of the human impact that the Affordable Care Act repeal will have on Americans...
The House's vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) possibly replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is really 90 percent of what any news discussion is about right now. Here's Peter Suderman describing the situation. The House has voted to repeal and replace. Show More Summary
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A run of legal defeats over its voting laws means Texas could risk becoming the first state forced back into federal oversight since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down key parts of the Voting Rights Act four years ago.
Late on Thursday, a federal district court struck down the state House map that Texas Republicans drew in 2011 on the grounds that it intentionally engaged in racial discrimination in violation of the Voting Rights Act, the 14th Amendment, and the “one person, one vote” principle. Show More Summary
The same three-judge court that recently held that Texas’s congressional redistricting violated the Constitution and the Voting Rights Act in drawing some districts has now issued this new decision and these findings of fact in relation to the challenge to … Continue reading ?
To the editor: We should not evaluate the success of the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) by whether Latino candidates are elected in the very first municipal election following conversion from an at-large to a districted system. (“A voting law meant to increase minority representation has generated...
Lyle: Earlier this year, however, a federal trial judge in Houston, District Judge Lee H. Rosenthal, became the first since the demise of Section 5 pre-clearance to impose Section 3 pre-clearance as a remedy for a discriminatory voting practice. That … Continue reading ?
Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 404, which protects minor girls, increases parental rights and helps victims of sex trafficking, earned final approval in the Indiana Senate today by a vote of 31-10. Author Sen. Erin Houchin (District 47) filed a motion to concur with the Indiana House’s change on Monday. SEA 404 protects young pregnant girls […]
Important LA Times piece on the effect of the CA Voting Rights Act. … Continue reading ?
House Republican leaders cancelled a vote on the American Health Care Act nearly two weeks ago, after it became clear the measure would not command a majority. The conservative House Freedom Caucus objects that, far from repealing and replacing ObamaCare, the AHCA would make ObamaCare permanent. Show More Summary
From today’s order (via Josh Gerstein): Having heard re-argument, this Court intends to issue its new opinion on whether SB 14 was passed with a discriminatory intent in violation of the Voting Rights Act at its earliest convenience and in … Continue reading ?
Brian Tashman reports at Right Wing Watch: Yesterday, Pat Robertson kicked off “The 700 Club” by declaring that the American Health Care Act, the Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, “is going to pass” and “they’re...Show More Summary
Even by the low standards set by the Trump Presidency, the proposed GOP American Health Care Act—which would repeal Obamacare and replace it with, well, nothing good—is a trash fire of epic proportions. Democrats hate it. Moderate Republicans hate it. And ultra conservatives hate it for not being draconian enough. Do you hate it? There's something you can do.