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OK, Congress, Time to Get Your (Voting Rights) Act Together

OK, Congress, Time to Get Your (Voting Rights) Act Together

by Brentin Mock on June 25 2013, 11:30AM

Congress now must go back to the drawing board on the Voting Rights Act. Can it?

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

Supreme Court Guts Voting Rights Act

Supreme Court Guts Voting Rights Act

by Brentin Mock on June 25 2013, 10:30AM

The Supreme Court says this is the end of Section Five of the Voting Rights Act. Now what?

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

Does the SCOTUS Arizona Ruling Impact the Voting Rights Act Case?

Does the SCOTUS Arizona Ruling Impact the Voting Rights Act Case?

by Brentin Mock on June 20 2013, 12:45PM

What does this week’s SCOTUS decision on proof-of-citizenship laws have to do with their upcoming decision on the Voting Rights Act?

Topics: /NOW, Politics, Voting Rights Act

Five Decisions to Watch From the Supreme Court

Five Decisions to Watch From the Supreme Court

by Aura Bogado on June 20 2013, 11:36AM

The high court’s decisions will affect the future of affirmative action, voting rights, tribal sovereignty, and marriage equality.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Two Ways Arizona's Proof of Citizenship Law Might Get Reinstated

Two Ways Arizona’s Proof of Citizenship Law Might Get Reinstated

by Brentin Mock on June 18 2013, 1:01PM

Justice Scalia and Senators Cruz and Vitter are creating paths for Arizona to revive the proof of citizenship requirement.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

US Supreme Court Strikes Down Proof of Citizenship Voting Law

US Supreme Court Strikes Down Proof of Citizenship Voting Law

by Brentin Mock on June 17 2013, 10:35AM

Proof of citizenship law in Arizona, which burdened Latino and Native American voters, has been struck by high court.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

Are States Delaying Voter ID Enactment to Duck Federal Racial Review?

Are States Delaying Voter ID Enactment to Duck Federal Racial Review?

by Brentin Mock on June 12 2013, 10:04AM

Some states may be hedging on a Supreme Court decision that might strike the Voting Rights Act’s Section Five clause.

Topics: /NOW, Politics, Voting Rights Act

Cory Booker Close to Officially Announcing Senate Run

Cory Booker Close to Officially Announcing Senate Run

by Brentin Mock on June 7 2013, 12:59PM

If Booker wins, there will be three African-Americans serving in the U.S. Senate, the largest number serving at same time.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Attorney General Holder Memorializes Civil Rights Patriot Medgar Evers

Attorney General Holder Memorializes Civil Rights Patriot Medgar Evers

by Brentin Mock on June 5 2013, 1:20PM

Attorney General Eric Holder credits Evers along with Marcus Garvey and Malcolm X for civil rights gains in America.

Topics: History, /NOW, Politics

Susan Rice Becomes Third African American to Lead National Security

Susan Rice Becomes Third African American to Lead National Security

by Brentin Mock on June 5 2013, 12:12PM

Rice was blocked as a contender for Secretary of State, but now she’ll occupy the White House as chief security advisor to Obama.

Topics: National Security, /NOW, Politics

North Carolina Republican Lawmaker Likens Civil Rights Protesters to 'Crazies'

North Carolina Republican Lawmaker Likens Civil Rights Protesters to ‘Crazies’

by Brentin Mock on June 4 2013, 11:02AM

Over 300 arrested in five weeks of civil rights protests in North Carolina.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (NJ) Dies; Cory Booker May Soon Fill His Seat

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (NJ) Dies; Cory Booker May Soon Fill His Seat

by Brentin Mock on June 3 2013, 2:36PM

Sen. Frank Lautenberg leaves a strong legacy behind in New Jersey and on Capitol Hill.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Ten Members Of Congress Urge Washington Redskins To Change Name

Ten Members Of Congress Urge Washington Redskins To Change Name

by Jorge Rivas on May 29 2013, 1:46PM

The football team owner says he’ll never change the name.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Virginia Governor Will Restore Nonviolent Felons' Voting Rights

Virginia Governor Will Restore Nonviolent Felons’ Voting Rights

by Brentin Mock on May 29 2013, 9:33AM

Virginians with nonviolent felons no longer have to wait two years and apply for rights restoration, but violent felons still have to wait.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Politics

Task Force Says No Automatic Voting Rights Restoration for Former Felons

Task Force Says No Automatic Voting Rights Restoration for Former Felons

by Brentin Mock on May 28 2013, 3:17PM

Attorney General’s task force says neither the governor nor the general assembly can create laws to restore voting rights to former incarcerated.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Politics

Was Violent Felon Ban on Food Stamps Accepted With False Data?

Was Violent Felon Ban on Food Stamps Accepted With False Data?

by Brentin Mock on May 24 2013, 4:23PM

Louisiana Sen. Vitter claims massive fraud in his state is reason for felon ban on foods stamps, but no data supports that.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Local Election Officials Show Bias Against Latino Voters, Especially on Voter ID

Local Election Officials Show Bias Against Latino Voters, Especially on Voter ID

by Brentin Mock on May 23 2013, 11:15AM

Local election officials were three-and-a-half to four-times more likely to respond to the emails that came from the non-Latino name, Greg Walsh, than the Latino name, Luis Rodriguez.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Senate Accepts Deal to Kick Formerly Incarcerated Off Food Benefits

Senate Accepts Deal to Kick Formerly Incarcerated Off Food Benefits

by Brentin Mock on May 23 2013, 10:13AM

If this amendment ends up in the farm bill and passes, it would hit African Americans particularly hard.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Voter Suppression Group Sues IRS For Delaying Their Voter Suppression

by Brentin Mock on May 22 2013, 1:04PM

True the Vote is suing the IRS because the government agency dared to look into their voter suppression activity

Topics: /NOW, Politics

The 'Motor Voter Act' Turns 20 Today. Is It Aging Well?

The ‘Motor Voter Act’ Turns 20 Today. Is It Aging Well?

by Brentin Mock on May 20 2013, 4:04PM

A new report says it should expand easy registration into agencies used by new citizens and Native Americans.

Topics: /NOW, Politics