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Voting Rights Act of 1965

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  • High court action on Texas ID law shows mixed record on voting rights

    “There is no right more basic in our democracy than the right to participate in electing our political leaders,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote in April.
  • Incumbent Corrine Brown battles Glo Smith for congressional seat

    Incumbent Corrine Brown battles Glo Smith for congressional seat
    U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown and Republican challenger Glo Smith are battling over a district that has not changed in decades but likely will be redrawn before the next term is over. Brown, 67, of Jacksonville spent 10 years in the Florida Legislature before...

    Federal appeals court reinstates Texas' voter ID law

    AUSTIN, Texas A federal appeals court put the Texas voter identification law back into effect Tuesday, just three days after a lower court struck down the law, calling it unconstitutional. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...

    Jimmy Carter campaigns for his grandson

    ALBANY, Ga. Democrat Jason Carter's campaign for George governor has unleashed a weapon that's long been waiting in the wings: his grandfather, Jimmy Carter. The 90-year-old former president has helped Jason Carter raise millions of dollars, and has...

    A good day for voting rights -- or is it?

    Restrictive voter ID laws in Texas and Wisconsin have been blocked by federal judges--in the latter case by the Supreme Court--in what may be harbingers of a judicial pushback against efforts by Republicans to disenfranchise minority voters. Meanwhile the...