Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District No. 1 v. Holder

Texas fights Department of Justice over voting rights laws

The Obama administration is arguing that the federal government should continue to “preclear” changes in Texas voting laws because of the state’s history of voter discrimination. Texas state officials say there has been no “rampant” discrimination in the state’s recent history.

The History of the Voting Rights Act: The Origins of the Preclearance Provision

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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Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision of Voting Rights Act

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 […]