The suit marks the second time in as many months that the Justice Department has moved to push back against Texas on voting issues.Read More »
The Supreme Court’s rejection last week of a central element of the 1965 Voting Rights Act took aim at a measure that not only broke down barriers to political participation in the South but also made significant contributions to the economic well being of black southerners and to the region as a whole.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court avoided a sweeping ruling on a central part of the Voting Rights Act, striking a compromise that will let more jurisdictions change election procedures and district lines without federal approval. The justices, voting 8-1, chose not ...
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U.S. Supreme Court justices, led by swing vote Anthony Kennedy, signaled they may be poised to strike down a central provision in the Voting Rights Act, potentially ordering the biggest change in election law in decades. Hearing arguments Wednesday in ...Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court said it will consider overturning a central aspect of the Voting Rights Act, setting up a constitutional showdown over Congress’s power to protect the rights of minorities at the polling place. The court will review the ...Read More »