Billy Corriher

Billy Corriher is senior researcher at the Institute for Southern Studies.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018
Making Sense of the Chaotic West Virginia Supreme Court Impeachment
For the second time this year, a state legislature is contemplating the impeachment of an entire state supreme court: The West Virginia Supreme Court faces trial next week in the Republican-controlled state Senate. The impeachment charges — which include lavish spending on renovations and excessive...
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"With GOP operatives whipping up fears about alleged voter fraud, intimidation complaints surged in 2016, with elections watchdogs receiving thousands of calls about voter intimidation and suppression on Election Day." (Photo: Scout Tufankjian / Polaris) Views
Monday, April 23, 2018
How the Klan Act of 1871 is Fighting Voter Intimidation Today
Four Virginia voters filed a lawsuit last week charging a discredited "voter fraud" activist with violating two key federal civil rights laws that prohibit voter intimidation. One is the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965. The other is the less well-known Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871, part of a series...
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Sunday, April 01, 2018
Trump's Census Move Borrowed From Racial Gerrymandering Playbook
The Trump administration announced this week that the 2020 census would — for the first time in over 50 years — ask everyone in the U.S. whether they are a citizen. The announcement, which comes in the midst of the administration's immigration crackdown, has provoked new fears in the immigrant...
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