The Maryland Senate voted 32-15 to approve a bill protecting transgender people from discrimination in houseing, employment, and other areas. SB212, the Fairness for All Marylanders Act, was introduced by State Sen. Rich Madaleno (D-Montgomery County) earlier this year. The...
Vice President Joe Biden called on Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act at a Black History Month event Tuesday and said that voter...
The picture is called “Selma” and focuses on the 1965 civil rights campaign that led to the Voting Rights Act. Her Harpo also is behind a seven-part HBO miniseries America: In the King Years. Selma is on a much faster track. The plan is to get rollingParamountLogo_new in front of cameras as soon as possible. […]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Tuesday he hopes Congress will pass new legislation to modernize the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 and counter what he called the "hatred" behind voter identification laws in states such...
Dear Representative Hutton, I'm writing this letter because of your "yes" vote on Kansas's House Bill 2543 "The Religious Freedom Act." I'm addressing you specifically instead of the Kansas House of Representatives at large because we know each other. Show More Summary
Writing about the Supreme Court's outrageous decision to gut the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder at Talking Points Memo, Amel Amhed of University of Massachusetts Amherst writes that "the court’s decision was correct about...Show More Summary
We have exciting news out of Maryland this week - the Fairness for All Marylanders Act just passed a key hurdle by being voted out of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee by an amazing 8-3 vote. This bill would add explicit protections on the basis of gender identity to Maryland’s non-discrimination laws, making Maryland the […]
Can liberals admit that John Roberts was right about the Voting Rights Act and actually move forward with fixing it? University of Massachusetts-Amherst professor Amel Ahmed explains how.
For those of you with your images turned off, that’s President Lyndon Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act into law. Martin Luther King, Jr. stands immediately behind him. It is taken as virtual gospel among progressives that Democrats...Show More Summary
Earlier this year, when the Supreme Court ruled that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act was unconstitutional, much of this country responded with disappointment. The Voting Rights Act, originally passed in 1965, represented one of the most substantial pieces of legislation in American history. Show More Summary
It's a midterm election year and MSNBC needs to do its best to whip up fear and loathing in the Democratic base, preferably with some racial angle involved. What better convenient villain than Chief Justice John Roberts and the conservative...Show More Summary
In its continued opposition to the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and a proposed amendment to this historic law, The Wall Street Journal published a misleading op-ed by Hans von Spakovsky, an unreliable contributor to the National Review Online. The...Show More Summary
In the magazine this week, Jeffrey Toobin writes about Attorney General Eric Holder and his efforts to enforce the principles of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. In the Shelby County v. Holder decision of June, 2013, the Supreme Court declared...Show More Summary
There is something quintessentially American and quintessentially Jewish about voting -- and fighting for the right to vote. After all, voting is an act of faith. It's a ritual, part of belonging to the community. Like all rituals, we may find them inconvenient when they interrupt our daily schedule, but we also hold them dear. Show More Summary
Forty nine years ago today, Martin Luther King, Jr. visited the White House to discuss the importance of the Voting Rights Act. Six months later, President Lyndon Johnson signed the landmark legislation into law.
On Wednesday the US House of Representatives voted 268-154 to approve legislation that protects sportsmen's rights and provides greater opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting. The Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement...
Religious freedom is ‘a fundamental right.’
House Passes NRA-backed SHARE Act The National Rifle Association praises members of the U.S. House of Representatives who voted to pass H.R. 3590, the Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act. The measure, which passed with broad b...
Abandoning any pretense at understanding civil rights precedent or the bipartisan-supported Voting Rights Act, The Wall Street Journal condemned as "racial mischief" Congress' recent attempt to update this historic law pursuant to the Supreme Court's recent and explicit instructions. In last year's bitterly split opinion of Shelby County v. Show More Summary