Voting Rights

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Protester holds sign about voting
Legal experts and voting rights advocates are raising alarms about a reversal in the Justice Department's long-standing interpretation of a federal law that dictates when and how states can purge voters from their rolls. Regarding the pending Supreme Court case Husted v A. Philip Randolph Institute , President Donald Trump's Department of Justice...
Jon Queally, staff writer
Despite a federal judge's ruling on Monday rejecting a challenge to an election...
Julia Conley, staff writer
Civil rights advocates are blasting the first meeting of President Donald Trump...


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.