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Voting Rights Law

Controversial GOP-Backed Voting Law Allowed In North Carolina

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER and GARY D. ROBERTSON | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's November election can be held under a new voting law approved by Republican lawmakers, a federal judge ruled F...

House Republican Wants New Voting Rights Law

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Republican sponsor of the Voting Rights Act updates said Wednesday that Congress must pass a new anti-discrimination law befor...

Bring Voting Rights Law Into the 21st Century

Kat Kane | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Kat Kane

If skepticism from the Supreme Court's conservative wing is any indication, a core provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 could be struck down this year. This should alarm anyone who views voting as a fundamental right and not a "racial entitlement."

Here's To Obama and All of Us: We've Come A Long, Long Way!

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

I still remember the clicking of the marchers' heels as they moved into the Birmingham's business district, and, just then, the roar of a police motorcycle as it cut in front of King and Abernathy, halting the protest.