department of justice
September 25, 2013 -
The outcome of next year's election, with 33 U.S. Senate seats up for grabs, could lead to a Voting Rights Act that's in even worse shape than it is now. Here's why.
September 19, 2013 -
The Texas chapter of the NAACP and the state's Mexican American Legislative Caucus are the latest groups to challenge the state's voter photo ID law as racially discriminatory. The Texas fight is likely to end up at the U.S. Supreme Court, where other states like Mississippi and North Carolina that recently passed similar laws will be watching closely.
August 30, 2013 -
After a decade of efforts to end prison rape, formal audits of prisons and jails are set to take place. But the first round will be conducted by the Virginia-based American Correctional Association -- the very organization that's been criticized for failing to address the problem.
August 28, 2013 -
With events underway to commemorate a historic march for voting rights, legal battles are unfolding in Texas and North Carolina to defend students' right to vote and run for office, with students at historically black colleges and universities bearing the brunt of recent voter suppression efforts.
August 23, 2013 -
North Carolina has been grabbing national headlines for its efforts to restrict access to the franchise, but it's not alone, as recent developments in Texas and Arkansas make clear.
August 15, 2013 -
Three lawsuits have been filed alleging that North Carolina's new voting law is discriminatory and unconstitutional. We look at some of the numbers behind those claims.
August 9, 2013 -
Facing a legal challenge under the Voting Rights Act over its redistricting maps, the Lone Star State argues that its racism isn't flagrant enough to be of concern.