Voting Rights

Julia Conley, staff writer
Crystal Mason, a mother of two, says she was never told by her probation officer that she couldn't vote while on probation
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
voting booths
"A profound step forward in expanding access to the ballot"
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Civil rights advocates and secretaries of states are warning against a provision in a DHS reauthorization bill that would let the president dispatch Secret Service to polling places. (Photo: Penn State/flickr/cc)
"This is an alarming proposal which raises the possibility that armed federal...

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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.