Voting Rights Act

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

High court to take new look at voting rights law

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court says it will consider eliminating the government’s chief weapon against racial discrimination at polling places since the 1960s. Acting three days after the election, the justices are agreeing Friday […]

11/09/2012

Federal court rejects new Texas voter photo ID law

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – A tough Texas law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls discriminates against low-income blacks and Hispanics, a federal court ruled Thursday, wiping out for the November election a […]

08/30/2012

Opening arguments set stage for Texas ID law trial

(AP) – The state of Texas and the Justice Department are beginning their arguments in a trial over Texas’ new voter ID law, setting the stage for a legal battle over the federal Voting Rights […]

07/09/2012

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