August 5, 2020 -
As the U.S. marks the 55th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, there's a political fight underway in the U.S. Senate to restore the law after its 2013 gutting by the U.S. Supreme Court.
August 7, 2015 -
Fifty years after President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, African Americans still face voter suppression and other forms of discrimination. The NAACP and allies are marching through the South for 46 days to demand voter protections and other civil rights.
February 27, 2013 -
Today the Supreme Court will hear arguments challenging Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. Here's why it matters.
February 8, 2013 -
This month the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a landmark case challenging Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. Considered the heart of the law, the section prohibits racially discriminatory election changes in covered jurisdictions, most of which are in the South.
December 11, 2012 -
In addition to hearing challenges to laws banning same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court will consider the constitutionality of a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, landmark civil rights legislation that's been increasingly under attack.
November 15, 2012 -
Three days after an election that saw numerous attempts to suppress the minority vote, the high court agreed to hear Shelby County, Ala.'s challenge to the Voting Rights Act.
September 5, 2012 -
Separate federal panels struck down two Texas voting provisions. We look at examples of discrimination they found.