Results related to “Voting Rights Act”
by Brentin Mock on November 7 2013, 7:00AM
Virginia just dodged a bullet to voting rights by electing McAuliffe over Cuccinelli. But how far will the new governor actually go to restore felons’ ability to vote?
by Brentin Mock on November 6 2013, 3:34PM
Law firm that helped gut the Voting Rights Act wants millions for their work.
by Brentin Mock on September 30 2013, 9:45AM
Holder may seek to bail North Carolina back into federal “preclearance” oversight
by Brentin Mock on September 13 2013, 7:00AM
Wanna bet that Congress restores key functions of the Voting Rights Act before New Years?
by Brentin Mock on August 26 2013, 8:00AM
The call to strengthen voting rights was a prominent feature of the 50th anniversary rally.
by Brentin Mock on August 22 2013, 2:05PM
Eric Holder delivers a two-fisted lawsuit to Texas today over its voter ID and redistricting plans.
by Brentin Mock on August 6 2013, 12:25PM
Today marks the 48th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, after months of civil rights organizing, sit-ins, bloodshed and deaths compelled the federal government to intervene in the struggle against…
by Brentin Mock on July 25 2013, 9:52AM
As we reported shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act’s Section Five, Texas could still face “preclearance” — federal review of election changes to ensure disenfranchisement won’t result — under the Section Three “bail-in” provision. Both…
by Brentin Mock on July 10 2013, 3:32PM
A redistricting plan for North Carolina that civil rights activists call racially gerrymandered is upheld by three-judge panel.
by Brentin Mock on July 9 2013, 8:59AM
Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund talks about the future of the Voting Rights Act.
by Brentin Mock on July 2 2013, 10:17AM
Environmentalists, marriage equality advocates and immigration law reformists pledge to work together for voting rights.
by Brentin Mock on June 27 2013, 8:38PM
Texas was one of the first to run wild after the SCOTUS decision on the Voting Rights Act. A racist redistricting plan may lasso it back in.
by Brentin Mock on June 26 2013, 2:59PM
State Sen. Elbert Lee Guillory, an African American legislator for Louisiana, was elated yesterday that the Supreme Court neutralized the Section Five provision of the Voting Rights Act. In a message sent last evening from his Facebook account, Sen. Guillory…
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?