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Federal Court Dismisses Complaint Challenging Constitutionality of California Voting Rights Act on Standing Grounds

You can find the court’s opinion at this link. The court has given the plaintiff 30 days to try to amend the complaint. Plaintiff may try to do that, appeal the decision denying a preliminary injunction, or give up the … Continue reading ?

Federal Court Holds Kern County, California Violated Voting Rights Act by Not Creating a Second Latino Opportunity District for Supervisorial Elections

You can find the district court’s opinion here. There will be further proceedings to address the remedy. For the quantitative folks, there’s an interesting Morgan Kousser-Jonathan Katz methodological dispute over how to measure racially polarized voting.   … Continue reading ?

When Fear Turned Into Fact: Congress’ Move to Gut the Americans With Disabilities Act Spurs Protests

Activists filled first the House Rules Committee session, and then the House Gallery days later for the final floor vote, chanting, "Don't take our rights away; hands off the ADA." The post When Fear Turned Into Fact: Congress’ Move to Gut the Americans With Disabilities Act Spurs Protests appeared first on Rewire.

Tate marks centenary of women's right to vote

last monthArts : Artdaily

Annie Swynnerton?s portrait of Millicent Fawcett went on display at Tate Britain to coincide with the centenary of the Representation of the People Act which gave women over 30 the right to vote. The painting will then travel to Manchester...Show More Summary

What 100 Years of British Women’s Suffrage Says About Women’s Rights Today

The Representation of the People's Act gave U.K. women the right to vote. A century later, here's a look at what the movement means today

Senate votes against babies like Amari having the right to life

Yesterday, the Senate voted on the Pain-Capable Unborn Children Protection Act, which would have protected children from being aborted after 20 weeks of pregnancy — babies like Amari, who should have the right to life. Amari was born at just 24 weeks, weighing less than one pound. Show More Summary

Pearl of Freedom

2 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Emily Davison 2018 is the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, in which women first gained the right to vote. In celebration of this, Royal Holloway, University of London has commissioned a new work from Joanna Marsh, Pearl...Show More Summary

Washington Senate passes Voting Rights Act

The Senate has passed a measure seeking to reform representation of minorities in local elections. Senate Bill 6002 moved on a 29-19 vote and now heads to the House for … Click to Continue »

The Resistance Is Turning Its Fire on a Conservative Democrat

Congressman Dan Lipinski voted against Obamacare, the DREAM Act, and gay rights. Now, a progressive challenger may get him voted out of office.

Supreme Court Dismisses Texas Democratic Party Petition Raising Partisan Gerrymandering Case, After Agreeing to Hear Texas Appeal on Voting Rights Act and Racial Gerrymandering Issues

I noted on Friday the Supreme Court’s order to hear two Texas redistricting appeals raising claims under the Voting Rights Act and the Constitution (including racially discriminatory intent and racial gerrymandering claims). I also noted that the Court did not … Continue reading ?

Federal District Court Rejects Constitutional and Voting Rights Act Claims Against Alabama Voter ID Law

You can find the 69 page opinion here (via Chris Geidner). I’m not surprised by the result in the case, given that Alabama’s voter id law is much less strict than some other recent id laws, and the tendency of … Continue reading ?

Trump’s ‘voter fraud’ czar whines lawsuits are slowing down his voter suppression commission

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Kansas gubernatorial hopeful Kris Kobach has used President Donald Trump’s so-called “voter rights” panel to try and restrict the Voting Rights Act and weaken access to the ballot. Now he’s whining that the lawsuits trying to prevent his voting limits. According to the...

Editorial: E.U. Reminds Poland How a Democracy Acts

3 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

By moving to control the judiciary, the Polish governing party earned a rebuke and the threat of losing voting rights in the union.

BREAKING: Bob Corker Will Vote YES on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act!!

You read that right. Now read more about it. The post BREAKING: Bob Corker Will Vote YES on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act!! appeared first on RedState.

Ferguson’s School Board Elections Dilute the African-American Vote

Ferguson’s ‘at large’ electoral system continues to violate the Voting Rights Act. The Ferguson-Florissant School District was born out of a 1975 federal desegregation order, intended to remedy effects of historical discrimination against...Show More Summary

Mobilizing Black Voters in Alabama: Who Does it and Why It’s Become Harder

For many decades the most significant organization in Alabama for mobilizing black turnout has been the Alabama Democratic Conference (ADC).  The ADC goes back deep into Alabama’s history, even pre-dating the Voting Rights Act.  It was founded after the successful … Continue reading ?

“How Columbus’s Majority-Black City Council Might be Violating the Voting Rights Act

Brentin Mock for CityLab: But how can this method be racially discriminatory in a city like Columbus where, despite having a black population that is roughly 30 percent, the city council is majority black? Everyday People for Positive Change argues that it’s because those … Continue reading ?

CIVIL RIGHTS UPDATE: National Concealed Reciprocity Passes House Judiciary, Is Expected To Receive …

CIVIL RIGHTS UPDATE: National Concealed Reciprocity Passes House Judiciary, Is Expected To Receive A Floor Vote By The End Of The Year. “The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 was introduced by Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) on January 3, 2017. It changes federal law that so concealed carry permits are treated like driver’s licenses, making […]

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