December 13, 2011 -
After civil rights and good government groups launch new campaigns to fight new voting restrictions, the Obama Justice Department is signaling its willingness to push back against laws they argue could lock out disenfranchised voters in 2012.
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.
October 12, 2011 -
Voters in Wake County, N.C. cast ballots yesterday in a high-profile school board race and handed a big win to Democrats and desegregation -- and a big loss to North Carolina conservative money man and school-privatization advocate Art Pope.
May 11, 2006 -
For the first time in 24 years, the American Bar Association has rated a federal judicial nominee as "unqualified". According to the article, the ABA says of Bush's nominee to the New Orleans based 5th Circuit Court of Appeals: