"Guys like this have been playing the long game, methodically chipping away at the 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 ?
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
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
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 […]
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 ?
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 ?
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
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 ?
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)
Judith Browne Dianis of the Advancement Project says that Trump's commission is a way for Republicans to dismantle the Voting Rights Act.
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 ?
House Democrats introduced legislation to restore parts of the Voting Rights Act https://t.co/3zBRPIjGuG 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 […]
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 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 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 […]
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 ?
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 ?
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 »
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...