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Voting Rights Act of 1965

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  • Supreme Court strikes down key section of Voting Rights Act

    Supreme Court strikes down key section of Voting Rights Act
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court struck down a key part of the historic Voting Rights Act on Tuesday, ruling that Southern states may no longer be forced to seek federal approval before making changes in their election laws. The ruling came on a 5-4...
  • North Carolina's governor signs sweeping voter ID bill into law

    North Carolina's governor signs sweeping voter ID bill into law
    DURHAM, N.C.--One of the nation’s most restrictive voter ID bills was signed into law Monday by North Carolina's Gov. Pat McCrory, a Republican. The new law requires voters to show government-issued ID cards, with polling places not allowed to...
  • Hillary Clinton laments Supreme Court decision on voting rights

    Hillary Clinton laments Supreme Court decision on voting rights
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Hillary Rodham Clinton continued her long, slow flirtation with the 2016 presidential campaign Monday, delivering the first in a promised series of speeches on restoring faith in government and other institutions corroded by cynicism....
  • Olen Burrage dies at 82; suspect in slayings of Mississippi civil rights workers

    Olen Burrage, a farmer and Ku Klux Klan member who owned the Mississippi land where the bullet-riddled bodies of three civil rights workers were found buried in the 1960s, has died. He was 82. Burrage, who was acquitted on civil rights charges related...
  • Voting Rights Act is still vital

    There is no denying that this nation has come a mighty long way since Bloody Sunday in Selma, Ala., in 1965, when marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, seeking the right to vote, were attacked by police and one of them, John Lewis, almost lost his life....
  • For the record

    Voting rights: In the June 30 Section A, an article about the effects of the Supreme Court's decision striking down a key portion of the Voting Rights Act said Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote that black voter registration in Mississippi was 6.4%...
  • Opening speeches at NAACP convention urge action in Trayvon Martin's name

    Opening speeches at NAACP convention urge action in Trayvon Martin's name
    Amid impassioned chants of "We are Trayvon Martin," black leaders Monday called on thousands of supporters gathered at the NAACP's national convention in Orlando to use the teen's death as a rallying point for change. Though still decrying what many...
  • North Carolina faces ACLU, NAACP lawsuits over new voter ID law

    DURHAM, N.C. -- Two lawsuits filed in federal court in North Carolina have challenged the state’s new voter ID law, claiming that some of its provisions infringe on voter rights and discriminate against minorities. The suits were filed late Monday...
  • The voting rights disaster

    It has been less than six weeks since the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, the landmark law that for five decades has protected this country's most basic democratic right. But it is already clear that the decision was...
  • Obama 'deeply disappointed' with court ruling on Voting Rights Act

    Obama 'deeply disappointed' with court ruling on Voting Rights Act
    WASHINGTON — President Obama, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. and civil rights lawyers sharply criticized the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a key part of the Voting Rights Act, calling it a blow to democracy and urging Congress to take...
  • Sense of loss comes from moving backward in 'post-racial' world

    Sense of loss comes from moving backward in 'post-racial' world
    George Zimmerman's acquittal in the shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has me feeling an immense sense of loss. It's what I felt last month when the Supreme Court voted to void a key provision of the historic 1965 Voting Rights Act....