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Voting Rights Preclearance

The Importance of Tunnel Vision in Fixing the VRA's Coverage Formula

Franita Tolson | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Franita Tolson

The proposed bill establishes a new coverage formula that will affect at least four states that have violated federal law in the last fifteen years. Unlike its predecessor, this coverage formula is based on more recent voting rights violations rather than decades old registration and turnout data.

Howard Fineman

Supreme Court Declares The Civil War Over Today | Howard Fineman | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court just declared that the Civil War is no longer relevant to the history and administration of racial justice in America....