Voting Rights

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that Texas's controversial voter ID law is discriminatory and violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. ThinkProgress describes it as "a stunning, unexpected decision from one of the most conservative federal appeals courts in the country," the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Signed...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Voting rights advocates are crying foul after a Reuters investigation revealed...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Demonstrators with the Moral Monday movement rally outside the state capitol building in Raleigh against the government's voter suppression efforts. (Photo: Stephen Melkisethian/cc/flickr)
The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it will soon weigh in on whether...


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.