Stories tagged: Voting Rights Act
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 10:19 p.m.
Washington Voting Rights Act passes Legislature
House gives final approval to the state’s Voting Rights Act.
Fri., Dec. 23, 2016
Amy Goodman: North Carolina fighting the tide of justice
Whereas President Barack Obama is honoring the tradition of the peaceful transfer of power, a fundamental pillar of American democracy, North Carolina Republicans are taking a different path.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016
Milbank: Voter suppression the real scandal
Millions of would-be voters didn’t participate because of obstacles designed to discourage them. The hurdles were, thanks to a 2013 Supreme Court ruling invalidating key parts of the Voting Rights …
Wed., July 20, 2016, 12:26 p.m.
Federal appeals court orders changes to Texas voter ID law
A federal appeals court has ruled that Texas’ strict voter ID law violates the Voting Rights Act and has ordered changes before the November election.
Fri., March 4, 2016
Amy Goodman: Felonious vote suppression underway
Denial of the right to vote for those who have been convicted of felonies is another way that voter participation is suppressed on a massive scale.
Thu., July 25, 2013, 9:59 a.m.
Justice Dept to challenge states on voting rights
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday that the Justice Department is opening a new front in the battle for voter protections, a response to the Supreme Court ruling …
Wed., Jan. 6, 2010, 2:49 p.m.
Wash. to appeal felon vote ruling to Supreme Court
Attorney General Rob McKenna and Secretary of State Sam Reed say they will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an appellate court’s decision that would give Washington state felons …
Wed., Jan. 6, 2010
Appeals court backs voting rights for felons
OLYMPIA – Incarcerated felons should be allowed to vote in Washington to ensure that racial minorities are protected under the Voting Rights Act, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The …
Tue., Jan. 5, 2010, 1:55 p.m.
Fed judges: Wash. felony inmates should get vote
Incarcerated felons should be allowed to vote in Washington to ensure that racial minorities are protected under the Voting Rights Act, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
Tue., March 10, 2009
High court restricts Voting Rights Act
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court limited the reach of the Voting Rights Act on Monday, a decision that could make it harder for some minority candidates to win elections when …