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Voting Rights Act Ruling

WATCH: Civil Rights Lawyer: SCOTUS Ruling Marks Rise Of 'Neo-Confederacy'

Posted 06.25.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Many say today's Supreme Court decision on the Voting Rights Act put this country back 100 years. Jacob Soboroff discusses with Elisabeth Macnamara, t...

Joe Biden Makes Voting Rights Vow

AP | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden says the Obama administration will do everything in its power to ensure fair voting in the wake of a Supreme Co...

Ryan J. Reilly

Key Provision Of Voting Rights Act Struck Down By Supreme Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act on Tuesday, the provision of the landmark civil rights law that designates which part...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, the NBA Finals came down to a breath-taking final game, with LeBron and the Heat ultimately repeating as champs -- while, in DC, the Supreme Court pushed its ruling on gay marriage to the SCOTUS equivalent of a Game 7 (here's hoping legal superstars David Boise and Ted Olson take home the MVP trophy). As we also wait for the High Court's ruling on Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, a different ghost of the pre-civil rights South reared its ugly head, with Paula Deen losing her job for using "the N-word" and planning a "plantation-style" wedding for her brother. Meanwhile, the name for Kim and Kanye's baby is no longer pending. Some questioned their parenting compass after they went with a compass pun, but at least they didn't go with "Yeezus."