Voting Rights Act

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Disabled often banned from voting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and other intellectual […]

07/10/2014

Attorney General Eric Holder (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

AG urges restoring voting rights to ex-inmates

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday urged states to restore voting rights to former prison inmates, an issue he said primarily affects African-Americans. Eleven states continue to restrict voting rights after a […]

02/11/2014

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Judge: Palmdale can’t hold City Council election

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge who said Palmdale’s method of choosing its leaders discriminates against minorities has halted the Nov. 5 City Council election. Superior Court Judge Mark Mooney issued an injunction Monday. […]

10/01/2013

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Justice Dept to sue North Carolina over voter law

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department will sue the state of North Carolina for alleged racial discrimination over tough new voting rules, the latest effort by the Obama administration to fight back against a Supreme […]

09/30/2013

In this May 30, 2013 photo, Texas state Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa looks at maps on display prior to a Senate Redistricting committee hearing, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Southern states gird for new fight on voter laws

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Stricter voter identification laws, redrawn political maps fortifying Republican majorities, reducing early voting: States with GOP strongholds intensified these efforts under President Barack Obama and proclaimed victory at the Supreme Court. […]

07/26/2013

Hillary Clinton (AP Photo)

Clinton says future of voting law in jeopardy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says the future of the Voting Rights Act is in “real jeopardy” following the Supreme Court’s decision striking down parts of the law. She says Congress should […]

07/16/2013

Hillary Clinton (AP Photo)

Both sides eye Clinton as she seeks right balance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is trying to strike the right balance between staying out of the daily political maelstrom and setting herself up for a possible second presidential run. But her fans and […]

07/08/2013

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GOP has tough choices on Voting Rights Act

ATLANTA (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court decision that gutted the Voting Rights Act has caught Republicans between new state autonomy that conservatives covet and the law’s popularity among voters even GOP leaders say the […]

07/04/2013

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Minn. lawmaker apologizes for ‘Uncle Thomas’ tweet

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Democratic legislator from Minnesota swiftly apologized Tuesday for a tweet he sent that referred to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as “Uncle Thomas” following a major ruling on the […]

06/25/2013

US President Barack Obama (AP Photo)

Obama ‘disappointed’ in Voting Rights Act ruling

  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he’s deeply disappointed with a Supreme Court decision halting the use of a key provision in the Voting Rights Act.   Obama says in a statement Tuesday […]

06/25/2013

The U.S. Supreme Court building. (AP Photo)

High court voids key part of Voting Rights Act

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act cannot be enforced unless Congress comes up with an up-to-date formula for deciding which states and localities […]

06/25/2013

Supreme Court Justices

Voting rights law gets Supreme Court hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The most potent weapon in fighting discrimination at the ballot box comes before the Supreme Court in a case that weighs the nation’s enormous progress in civil rights against the need to continue to protect minority voters.

02/27/2013

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