shelby county v. holder
Places that were subject to federal supervision in the past still appear to be removing voters more aggressively today.
The Georgia Democrat argued that a 2013 Supreme Court ruling led to voter suppression tactics that targeted people of color.
The NAACP will not stand for this. We are known as the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the United States, but we are just as concerned about the rights of young Americans - a concern that grows daily as we approach November 8.
This is what the dismantling of the Voting Rights Act looks like.
With today's third anniversary of the Shelby v. Holder decision, I am reminded of two poll tax receipts hanging in my Congressional office. On January 31, 1949, my grandparents traveled to the tax assessor's office in Jack County to pay their annual poll tax.
Almost 100 lawmakers are asking for hearings on five bills.
The Supreme Court turned away its request for attorney fees.
Answering the Supreme Court's Critics: The Court Should Do More, Not Less, to Enforce the Constitution
The Supreme Court is under attack. The Court is less popular that it has been in decades. Politicians have called for curbing the Court, proposing measures to strip the Court's jurisdiction and subject justices to periodic retention elections.
Supreme Court victor wanted $2 million to cover its costs in trying to destroy the law.
At one time in our history, it was Southern Democrats that led the voter suppression tactics ranging from poll taxes to violence against blacks. Today, it is now Republicans, who may be wary of expanding their base to remain competitive, that champion this unpatriotic maneuver.