March 5, 2014 -
In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states and local governments with a history of discrimination no longer needed to submit new voting laws for federal approval. Now, voting rights advocates are trying to put them back under oversight using the courts and Congress.
February 7, 2014 -
As workers at Nissan's plant in Canton, Miss. fight for the right to an intimidation-free union election, workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. prepare to vote in a secret-ballot election beginning Feb. 12.
January 29, 2014 -
Workers across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico will unite in an Inter-Continental Day of Action this Friday to stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a controversial new trade agreement often referred to as "NAFTA on steroids."
January 14, 2014 -
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's decision to put off a special election to fill the open 12th Congressional District seat until November has been criticized for denying representation to some 700,000 people for almost a year. Now a leading civil rights group is considering legal action to force an earlier vote.
January 8, 2014 -
Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson declared the War on Poverty, the United States finds itself in the midst of an ongoing poverty crisis, with its epicenter in the South. Americans say they would like to see the fight stepped up again.
October 18, 2013 -
A redistricting lawsuit has landed in the N.C. Supreme Court, where plaintiffs are seeking the recusal of Justice Paul Newby because his 2012 re-election campaign got much of its support from the same GOP group involved in drawing the new political maps. They cite a similar case out of West Virginia that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled for recusal.
October 4, 2013 -
The Department of Justice has asked a federal judge to delay its lawsuit against Texas over its voter ID law until Congress ends the current impasse and provides the department with funding for the new fiscal year. However, the shutdown isn't affecting the DOJ's suit against North Carolina's photo ID law -- at least not yet.