voting rights act
August 5, 2016 -
Recent legal victories over voting restrictions in North Carolina and other states point to the danger in being ahistorical when passing voting laws. Particularly in the South, where discrimination has deep roots, it is necessary to remember past discrimination when crafting present-day legislation.
August 4, 2016 -
In the past few weeks, courts nationwide have struck down a number of Republican-engineered voting restrictions — including a North Carolina law considered the single biggest rollback of voting rights since the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965.
July 8, 2016 -
Since the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in 2013, states have made a slew of changes to election laws. A new report documents how these changes could impede Latino voters' access to the polls in a critical presidential election year.
June 24, 2016 -
This week marks the three-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. As a consequence, most states across the South will have restrictive new voting laws in place for the first time in a presidential contest. Could they tip the outcome?
June 23, 2016 -
This week, 52 years to the day after three young men were murdered in Mississippi while working to expand voting rights to African Americans, a panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in a challenge to North Carolina's restrictive new voting law that disproportionately impacts African Americans.
April 22, 2016 -
A new analysis of state voting laws by the Brennan Center for Justice found that bills to expand access to the ballot box have outpaced those restricting voting for the fourth year in a row.
February 25, 2016 -
The 2016 presidential contest is the first since the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, which protects voters against racial discrimination. Where do the major candidates stand on restoring the law and on other voting rights issues?