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Voting Rights Act of 1965

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  • Barbara Walters' '10 Most Fascinating People' returns

    "Nothing You Think Matters Today Will Matter the Same Way Tomorrow" goes the headline in New York magazine this week over Frank Rich's byline. This is a masterful look at the future as we imagined it back in 1964. Columnist Rich shows that most of us...
  • Hampton elections to change come May 2016

    Hampton elections to change come May 2016
    Voters arriving at the polls to elect school board candidates will find changes to their ballots in May 2016. City Council members running for mayor also will need to agree to resign their seats before appearing on the mayoral ballot. The City Council...
  • 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. Roberts spoke then for the court’s conservative majority in striking down...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Supreme Court upholds North Carolina's new limits on voting

    North Carolina can enforce new voting restrictions adopted by the state's Republican leaders and opposed by civil rights advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court said Wednesday. The justices lifted a lower court order by a 7-2 vote. The state can end same-...
  • Court blocks parts of N.C. law that ended same-day voter registration

    A federal appeals court on Wednesday blocked some provisions of a North Carolina law that bars same-day voter registration, saying it would disproportionately affect minority voters.  In a 2-1 decision, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that...
  • Hampton City Council considers election changes

    Hampton City Council considers election changes
    The City Council is considering a raft of changes that would affect how — and when — voters choose City Council and school board members and how those candidates are treated when they choose to appear on the ballot. The council is asking for...
  • Despite slow, troubled start, Holder leaves mark at Justice Department

    Despite slow, troubled start, Holder leaves mark at Justice Department
    Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder’s impressive legacy in civil rights and prison reform didn't start when he was sworn in five years ago. It emerged with a burst of energy and new-found political freedom that followed President Obama’s reelection in...
  • Eric Holder: A legacy of highs and lows as attorney general

    Eric Holder: A legacy of highs and lows as attorney general
    Eric H. Holder Jr. is stepping down as the nation's 82nd attorney general after more than five tumultuous years. He leaves a legacy that will be praised by liberals and excoriated by conservatives. Here are some of the key points and issues of the...
  • Alcee L. Hastings: Reflecting on Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Half a century ago, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 brought an end to the era of Jim Crow by prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. One year later, the landmark legislation was strengthened and expanded...