Posts tagged "Voting Rights Act"
Voter ID Law Struck Down in Wisconsin

Voter ID Law Struck Down in Wisconsin

A federal judge struck down Wisconsin's new voter identification law last week, ruling that the law violated the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution as well as Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.
Separate Federal and State Voting Rules Threaten to Disenfranchise Voters

Separate Federal and State Voting Rules Threaten to Disenfranchise Voters

Arizona joined Kansas last week to create separate voter registration systems for state and local elections. The creation of two separate voter registration systems could translate into thousands of disenfranchised voters.
US Justice Department To Sue North Carolina Over Voting Law

US Justice Department To Sue North Carolina Over Voting Law

The lawsuit challenges four parts of the new law.
North Carolina Passes Sweeping Voter Suppression Laws

North Carolina Passes Sweeping Voter Suppression Laws

On Monday, McCrory signed into law a new bill that includes a strict voter ID law, ending same-day voter registration, cutting down the length of early voting and eliminated a program that encourages high school students to register to vote before they turn 18.
DOJ Will Counter Gutting of Voting Rights Act

DOJ Will Counter Gutting of Voting Rights Act

The Department of Justicen will seek preclearance of voting laws from areas through federal courts in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to nullify Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
North Carolina Advances Extreme Voter Suppression Legislation

North Carolina Advances Extreme Voter Suppression Legislation

A North Carolina Senate committee passed new extreme restriction on voting right on Tuesday.
Why The Voting Rights Act Still Matters: 16 Recent Examples of Voter Suppression and Discrimination

Why The Voting Rights Act Still Matters: 16 Recent Examples of Voter Suppression and Discrimination

Attempts at voter suppression from the recent past attest to the idea that discrimination remains incredibly rampant and is often best stopped with federal intervention.