I Did Not 'Recant' on Voter ID Laws
October 27, 2013
The federal judge ponders data, consequences, and a decision that enabled voter suppression
“We will not allow the Supreme Court's recent decision to be interpreted as open season for states to pursue measures that suppress voting rights.”
Texas's Next Governor Can't Wait to Fight Eric Holder
July 26, 2013
When Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday that he will try to restore the Justice Department’s authority to review voting laws in Texas, the move was cheered by Democrats—and especially minority voters—who feared disenfranchisement after t
Finally, Real Numbers on Voter ID
July 22, 2013
One of the most frustrating discussions of 2012 was about voter identification laws. Voter ID laws seemed like they would disproportionately impact non-white, student, and elderly voters, who were widely assumed to tilt Democratic.
Retirement with dignity was denied to core provisions of the Voting Rights Act. If ever a statute rose to iconic status, a super-statute amid a world of ordinary legislation, it was the Voting Rights Act.
Michele Bachmann’s recent announcement that she will not seek reelection to the U.S.
"Until this generation of people dies out."
February 27, 2013
Think the Voting Rights Act is outdated? Come to South Carolina.