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“The Shifting Ground of Redistricting Law”

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 ?

Justice Kagan Gained Justice Thomas in NC Racial Gerrymandering Case; How Did She Lose Justice Kennedy?

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 ?

“Despite today’s Supreme Court ruling, the future looks grim for voting rights

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 ?

Supreme Court Won't Hear Biggest Voter Case Since It Gutted The Voting Rights Act

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

Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy Symposium: Voting Rights in Polarized America

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 ?

The Voting Rights Act May Be Coming Back From the Dead

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

‘I didn’t come here to take away people’s rights’: Rep. Cummings slams GOP’s vote on ‘immoral’ Trumpcare

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

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...

House Passes Obamacare Replacement, Trump Signs Religious Freedom Order, Prince Phillip Retiring from Public Life: P.M. Links

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

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

Legal rulings could force Texas back into federal oversight

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.

Victory! Court strikes down Texas's GOP-drawn state House gerrymander over racial discrimination

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

Breaking: Divided District Court Finds Texas Engaged in Intentional Race Discrimination in Drawing TX House Districts

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 ?

Don't expect more Latinos to be elected immediately after switching from at-large districts

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...

Must-Read Lyle Denniston on the Coming Fight over Voting Rights Act Bail-in in Texas

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 ?

Indiana Senate Passes Pro-Life Bill to Protect Minor Girls From Abortions

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 […]

On ObamaCare, Trump Is Still Exhausting Every Alternative to Doing the Right Thing

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

Federal Court in TX Voter ID Case Will Address Discriminatory Intent Claim in “Due Course,” Will Await Ruling on Remedies

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 ?

Pat Robertson Yesterday: Mark My Words, The Lord Will Give Trump The Votes To Pass Trumpcare [VIDEO]

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

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

The Vote to Repeal Obamacare Is Today. Here’s What You Can Do Right Now.

2 months agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

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.

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