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Why 'We're Not About to Turn Around': Honoring Martin Luther King's Fight for Voting Rights

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

The newly filed legislation to repair the Voting Right Act and stop the flood of voter suppression is both possible and realistic. The League of Women Voters believes it is crucial for Congress to act swiftly to repair the Voting Rights Act and protect the voting rights of Americans everywhere.

Ryan J. Reilly

Lawmakers Unveil Proposal Broadening Voting Rights Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House and Senate lawmakers unveiled bipartisan legislation on Thursday that would repair -- and broaden -- a key provision of the 1965 V...

Harsh Texas Voter ID Law Challenged

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON and PETE YOST | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — The Justice Department sued Texas on Thursday over the state's voter ID law and will seek to intervene in a lawsuit over its red...

Why Some Republicans Are Scared Of The Voting Rights Act

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

As Washington lawmakers chart a path forward in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to strike down a key section of the the Voting Rights Act, gr...

Preserving the Spirit of the Voting Rights Act

Paula B. Mays | Posted 09.01.2013 | Black Voices
Paula B. Mays

In striking the formula basis for preclearance under Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and amendments, the Supreme Court put the rock in the hand of Goliath.

David Gergen Defends Supreme Court's Voting Rights Act Decision

Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

Political commentator David Gergen weighed in on some of this week's big Supreme Court decisions in an interview with HuffPost Live at the Aspen Ideas...

Voting Rights, Affirmative Action, and the Slow Murder of Dr. King's 'Dream'

Kevin Powell | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Kevin Powell

We need to call it what is: There are certain people in power, specifically white males of privilege in America, who've never believed in Dr. King's dream.

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...

7 Voting Measures That Apparently Didn't Need Extra Scrutiny

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

In a 5-4 decision on Tuesday, the Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, effectively releasing certain states, counties and tow...

Court Still Waiting On Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court struck down a key part of the Voting Rights Act Tuesday, but did not rule on two much-anticipated cases on gay marriage. The Supr...

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...

Ryan Grim

GOP Open To Gutting Voting Rights Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia argued last week that the court may need to reject the key element of the Voting Rights Act because...

Eric Holder Says Voting Rights Act Still Necessary

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 03.03.2013 | Politics

With the Supreme Court having heard oral arguments on the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act last week, the Obama administration weighed in ag...

Jennifer Bendery

Clyburn: Scalia Rejects Voting Rights Act Because He's 'White And Proud'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) said Friday that he was "absolutely shocked" to hear Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia describe a key pie...

Voting Rights Act, Full Circle

Jotaka L. Eaddy | Posted 04.29.2013 | Black Voices
Jotaka L. Eaddy

While voter suppression has come full circle, our efforts must do the same. One-hundred years from now we hope that all citizens are guaranteed unfettered access to the ballot and full participation in our democracy, but until then these protections must remain.

With Voting Rights Under Assault, Act Must Not Be Disbanded

Letitia James | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Letitia James

We should move to expand early voting, not limit it. I call for same day voter registration in New York and throughout our country. The Voting Rights Act has been central in the transformation that has made America's diversity our strength. Let's not turn back the hands of time.

NBC Reporter: Key Provision Of Voting Rights Act Is Doomed

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 04.29.2013 | Media

NBC's Pete Williams sounded the death knell for parts of the Voting Rights Act on Wednesday, telling MSNBC's Alex Wagner that he thinks there are easi...

Ryan J. Reilly

In Voting Rights Act Case, Scalia Condemns 'Perpetuation Of Racial Entitlement'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Roberts' War Against Voting Rights Act Exposed

Mother Jones | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

When he was in his late 20s, John Roberts was a foot soldier in President Ronald Reagan administration's crusade against the Voting Rights Act....

Voting Rights Act Heads Before Supreme Court

Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

By MARK SHERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The most potent weapon in fighting discrimination at the ballot box comes before the Supreme C...

'Bailout' Clause Could Play Huge Role In Contentious Case

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration and civil rights groups are defending a key section of the landmark voting rights law at the Supreme Court by p...

Holder Issues Warning On 'Essential' Measure In Face Of Legal Threat

AP | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder says that preserving a Voting Rights Act provision facing a Supreme Court challenge is essential to defendi...

Supreme Court Passes On Key Voting Rights Cases

AP | MARK SHERMAN and JAY REEVES | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three years ago, the Supreme Court warned there could be constitutional problems with a landmark civil rights law that has opened voting...

Supreme Court Weighs Look At Voting Law

AP | MARK SHERMAN and JAY REEVES | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Three years ago, the Supreme Court warned there could be constitutional problems with a landmark civil rights law that has opened v...