Voting Rights

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
North Carolina State University students wait in line to vote in the primaries at Pullen Community Center on March 15, 2016 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo: Sara D. Davis/Getty Images )
Former state Supreme Court justice Bob Orr has had a change of heart thanks to Ron Chernow's biography Grant
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Protesters gather during a rally held by the group Common Cause in front of the U.S. Supreme Court January 10, 2018 in Washington, DC.
The ruling, Justice Sotomayor writes in dissent, "entirely ignores the history...
Julia Conley, staff writer
While many in the political media rushed to the defense of the White House...


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.