Voting Rights

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
What's more, Ohio's aggressive purge policy "appears to be helping Republicans in the state's largest metropolitan areas," a Reuters investigation found. (Photo: Justin Grimes/cc/flickr)
In a decision said to be a " big deal " for voters in a crucial swing state, a federal court on Friday declared that Ohio's practice of purging millions of registered citizens from its rolls is in violation of national voting laws. The order reverses a lower court ruling, which favored Secretary of State Jon Husted. In Friday's opinion (pdf),...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Ohio's restrictive voting laws,...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
"This should send a clear message that communities of color, advocates and allies are fighting back and yielding results from North Carolina to Georgia, Wisconsin and across the country," said Judith Browne Dianis, executive director for the Advancement Project. (Photo: Memphis CVB/cc/flickr)
With less than two months to go before the U.S. presidential election, a number...


Even as Antonin Scalia led his right-wing cohorts in trying to gut the Voting Rights Act, labeling it a “perpetuation of racial entitlement,” Obama and Congressional leaders unveiled a statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks across town. The law was challenged by Alabama officials who argued "the problem to which the Voting Rights Act was addressed is solved.” Uh, right.