December 18, 2013 -
A federal judge has blocked a conservative group that's been accused of voter intimidation from intervening to defend Texas' voter ID law from a Justice Department lawsuit. What does that mean for a similar group trying to intervene in the Justice's lawsuit against North Carolina's restrictive new voting law?
September 30, 2013 -
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to announce today in North Carolina that he will take aim at provisions in the state's restrictive new election law that shorten the early voting period, ban same-day registration, disallow out-of-precinct voting, and impose strict photo ID requirements on voters.
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.
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.
March 27, 2013 -
Should the Supreme Court strike down bans on same-sex marriage, it would bring big changes across the South, where all states limit marriage rights to heterosexual couples -- and it wouldn't be the first time it took a high court ruling to change the region's marriage laws.
February 21, 2013 -
The biggest obstacle President Obama faces in his push for immigration reform may be Senate Democrats facing tough races in 2014. But given the changing face of the Southern electorate, their wavering on reform may be short-sighted.
February 15, 2013 -
With North Carolina flipping back into the Republican column, you could say that the new Solid South begins in Henderson, N.C. and ends in Valdosta, Ga., bracketed by Virginia and Florida.