Articles tagged: Voting Rights Act
A federal court delivers a stern warning but no relief despite Texas’ long history of deliberately discriminatory voting laws.
Even though Texas lawmakers deliberately discriminated against minority voters the last time they drew congressional and state district lines, the Texas Legisla...Read More
The “election integrity” bill that passed the Senate this week is only the latest entry into a long history of conservative-led voter suppression in Texas.
In the latest move by Republicans to make voting harder for Texans, the Senate passed a high-priority omnibus “election integrity” bill this week. The measu...Read More
The ruling sets a nearly impossible standard for proving allegations of “discriminatory intent,” the only way left to rein in states that pass racist voting laws.
In a ruling delivered June 25, 2013, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts declared that it was time to dismantle a key plank of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. ...Read More
Since 2011, nine federal court rulings have concluded that Texas passed intentionally racist voting laws. Three of those rulings happened in just the past two weeks.
Since 2011, nine federal court rulings have concluded that Texas passed intentionally racist voting laws. Three happened in just the past two weeks....Read More
Critics say rarely issued election identification certificates are more 'illusion' than 'remedy.'
After calling dozens of counties, the Observer found that many state employees don't know how to get Texans the alternative voter IDs the law allows them....Read More
An effort to change the way Texas draws state senate districts could have important consequences for the way the state does politics....Read More
Mere months after the U.S. Supreme Court declawed the Voting Rights Act, at least three Texas counties are experiencing unchecked power grabs. ...Read More
This morning, the Supreme Court gutted a key part of the Voting Rights Act, the transformative 1965 law that swept away literacy tests, poll taxes and establish...Read More
While the days of overt discrimination may be mostly behind us, institutional racism still exists. Hispanic and black Texans understand this better than most....Read More