voting rights act
November 1, 2013 -
Though it hasn't gotten the attention that North Carolina and Texas have, Tennessee has one of the nation's strictest photo ID laws on the books. Now one of the state's congressmen has introduced a bill that would ease the burden such laws present to voters in Tennessee as well as in other states.
October 9, 2013 -
How a Supreme Court decision striking aggregate campaign contribution limits would advance what one civil rights leader has called a "two-pronged attack on voter participation against regular people in America."
October 1, 2013 -
The Justice Department wants to subject the entire state to preapproval for any elections changes under Section Three of the Voting Rights Act -- not just the 40 counties previously covered under the law's now-defunct Section Five.
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.
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.
September 11, 2013 -
After the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, Florida Gov. Rick Scott began planning to reinstate a voter purge program that had been challenged under the law. But his scheme to use a federal database of immigrant welfare benefits is drawing legal fire from advocacy groups that say it will discourage recently naturalized citizens from exercising their voting rights.