Voting Rights

Conservatives Are Furious That Liberals Are Trying to Register Ferguson Residents to Vote
August 20, 2014

“I think it’s not only disgusting but completely inappropriate," said Missouri's GOP director.

The New Racism
This is how the civil rights movement ends
August 10, 2014

This is how the civil rights movement ends.

Last Week's Affirmative Action Setback Could Be a Boost to Voting Rights
April 29, 2014

In striking down Michigan's affirmative action plan, the Court laid the groundwork for upholding the remained of the Voting Rights Act.

The Right's Racial Blinders
What really explains the politics of the Obama era
April 15, 2014

The left-right race argument can become less cacophonous than it is. But not through a process of phased, mutual disarmament. 

Conservatives Score a Big Win in their Long War Against the Civil Rights Division
March 06, 2014

Senators claimed it was about Mumia Abu-Jamal, but the GOP has a shameful, decades-long record of blocking Civil Rights Division nominees

From the Stacks: The Battle for the Female Vote
August 26, 2013

On this day in 1920, the nineteenth amendment allowing women the right to vote became part of the United States Constitution.

Eric Holder Sues Texas Over Voter ID. Here's Why It's a Long Shot.
August 22, 2013

“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.”

Obama Is Right to Mess With Texas
July 26, 2013

Pro-tip: When you win a big court case giving you the go-ahead to suppress voter turnout for your political opponents, don’t gloat about it.

Debating the Court's Voting Rights Decision
June 25, 2013

Legal scholars of the right and left take on the Supreme Court's decision to undo the Voting Rights Act.

Unfair Voting Restrictions are a Nationwide Problem Now
Not that the Supreme Court's decision will fix this
June 25, 2013

Today, the Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, which identifies the areas covered by federal preclearance under Section 5.