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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?
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.
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.
by Brentin Mock on February 28 2013, 11:30AM
Yesterday’s Supreme Court hearing about Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act revealed a lot about how some of us deal with race in America. Here, five major takeaways straight from the courthouse.
by Brentin Mock on February 27 2013, 8:59AM
As the Supreme Court weighs whether the feds should maintain oversight in Southern election law, North Carolina proves why the answer is obviously yes.
by Brentin Mock on February 26 2013, 8:46AM
The Supreme Court will hear arguments this week in a case that could deeply gut the historic law. To understand where this is going, it’s crucial to know how we got here.
by Brentin Mock on February 22 2013, 1:42PM
Will Virginia be the latest case for proving why the Voting Rights Act is still needed?
by Brentin Mock on February 21 2013, 9:36AM
Diane Nash, Dorie Ladner and others who led and joined the March 1965 demonstrations that created the Voting Rights Act speak with Colorlines about their work then—and now.
by Brentin Mock on February 5 2013, 5:19PM
Florida blames all its elections problems on its counties while missing major problems in its elections improvement report.
by Brentin Mock on February 4 2013, 9:29AM
Right wing machinations around voting haven’t stopped just because the election’s over. Now up: rebuilding the walls around registration.
by Brentin Mock on January 30 2013, 9:07AM
If the state GOP’s effort to reconfigure electoral college tallying would have been law last year, hundreds of thousands of black voters would have waited hours in line for nothing.
by Aura Bogado on January 28 2013, 9:39AM
Natives have proven crucial to Democrats’ success across the West, but their struggle for democracy remains one of the least acknowledged, ugly realities of every election.
by Brentin Mock on January 18 2013, 2:16PM
What a difference a hellish election can make. The governor who helped create Florida’s notoriously long voting lines now supports expanded early voting.
by Brentin Mock on January 15 2013, 9:42AM
A congressional hearing seeks to find out what caused so much turmoil on Election Day.
by Brentin Mock on January 11 2013, 1:17PM
True the Vote appears to be expanding, but their impact is contracting.
by Brentin Mock on January 10 2013, 11:38AM
Gov. Bob McDonnell throws support behind two GOP-sponsored bills to automatically restore some felons’ rights.
by Brentin Mock on January 3 2013, 2:15PM
NAACP scores voting rights victory, but Iowa stands its ground on refusing automatic voting rights restoration for ex-felons.
by Brentin Mock on December 20 2012, 10:50AM
Elections administrators gathered for “The State of the Right to Vote After the 2012 Election” hearing before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary to unpack some of the shenanigans from last month.