Voting Rights

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
On the same day as the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a major victory in a Virginia gerrymandering case, pro-democracy forces gathered at the North Carolina state capitol building for a day of action opposing the practice. Wednesday's 7-1 decision (pdf) from the nation's high court "instructed a lower court to reconsider its finding that race was...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
The NAACP on Friday called for what it described as "the first steps of an...
Jon Queally, staff writer
Followed by shouts of " Shame! Shame! " in the gallery, and with no Democratic...

Further

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.