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We Fixed Racism?

Posted 03.06.2013 | Comedy

Now that racism is over, as evidenced by the election of President Barack Obama (two times, no less), there's really no reason to go on exacting feder...

Ryan J. Reilly

In Voting Rights Act Case, Scalia Condemns 'Perpetuation Of Racial Entitlement' | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Conservative justices on the Supreme Court expressed skepticism Wednesday about whether the federal government should still be requiring...

While Politicians Run, Conservative Judges Stand for Voting Rights

Doug Kendall | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Doug Kendall

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.

Gene Demby

GOP Officials: Strike Down Voting Rights Act | Gene Demby | Posted 08.24.2012 | Black Voices

Several Republican state attorneys general called a key provision of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional and asked the Supreme Court to strike it d...