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Ginsburg draws connection between immigration reform, fair pay for women

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been involved in some of the court’s most important decisions. In a one-on-one interview, Ginsburg explained that she views the Second Amendment as outdated, and drew connections between fair pay for women and immigration reform.

Transcript: Interview with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Texas fights Department of Justice over voting rights laws

INFOGRAPHIC: What the Data Tells Us About Voting in America

After VRA Ruling, Florida Looks to Make Sweeping Changes Without Oversight

U.S. Supreme Court strikes down key provision of Voting Rights Act

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The provision of the Voting Rights Act that states which jurisdictions must get federal permission for changes to their voting standards was struck down on Tuesday by a divided Supreme Court. The overall law remains in tact, but will require Congressional action for pre-clearance to happen.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision of Voting Rights Act

In a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling on Tuesday that strikes down key parts of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Section 4 of the Act was struck down, which had established a formula to identify states that may require extra scrutiny by the federal government and Justice Department when […]

Voting Rights Act: Can Congress Act to Save It?

In a 5 — 4 decision yesterday… the Supreme Court struck down Section Four of the Voting Rights Act…   the key law passed in 1965 to prevent disenfranchisement of minority voters. The Court’s opinion in Shelby County —V — Holder was not well received by the Obama administration.   VOTING 1 BIDEN DISAPPOINTED — 9s Vice […]

How the Voting Rights Act Came to Be

Today the Supreme Court hears arguments in Shelby County v. Holder, the case that will determine the constitutionality of Section 5  of the Voting Rights Act. Signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1965, the Voting Rights Act represented a significant achievement for the young activists of the Civil Rights Movement. Section 5 forces states and select […]

Supreme Court Hears Challenge to Voting Rights Act

The Supreme Court hears arguments today in what could be a landmark Supreme Court ruling regarding the state of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The act, first signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson, was a major piece of civil rights legislation aiming to reverse a practice that long disenfranchised black Americans. Today a key […]