January 13, 2012 -
At the request of the state's attorney general, a judge in Mississippi this week blocked outgoing Gov. Haley Barbour's release of 21 prisoners over concerns that proper public notice was not given.
January 12, 2012 -
The Department of Justice has stepped up its involvement on voting rights in challenging voter ID laws. But the cases may push debate over the Voting Rights Act into a hostile Supreme Court.
November 3, 2011 -
The Department of Justice has largely taken a hands-off approach to state redistricting plans. But when it comes to photo ID laws and other voting rights issues in the South, the DOJ has emerged as a key player.