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Entries by Doug Kendall from 12/2012

Defending the Voting Rights Act From Its Conservative Critics

| Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

Forgive us for getting a bit worked up in explaining that Lawrence Guyot's untimely death coincides with a time when conservatives are seeking simultaneously to enact laws that suppress the vote and to have their conservative majority on the Supreme Court strike down a key part of the Voting Rights Act.

While Politicians Run, Conservative Judges Stand for Voting Rights

| Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

Whether the conservative majority on the Roberts Court will follow the political winds on the right, or hew to the legal analysis of conservative judges on the lower courts, is one of the critical backstories in Shelby County v. Holder, a blockbuster challenge to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.