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Voting Rights Act of 1965

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  • High Court Opens Door To More Voting Rights Suppression

    High Court Opens Door To More Voting Rights Suppression
    "Our country has changed," wrote a smug Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. in a Supreme Court majority opinion last week that eviscerated the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the landmark legislation that lowered barriers to voting for racial minorities across...
  • Voting rights decision was motivated by politics, not the law

    The U.S. Supreme Court got it wrong in the voting rights case ("Part of voting act tossed," June 26). Instead of relying on the 74 most recent incidents reviewed by the Justice Department, the conservative majority of Republican-appointed justices...
  • Voting Rights Act: PBS is seeking your story

     
    Do you have a story to share about how the Voting Rights Act of 1965 changed your life? It has been big news Wednesday as the U.S. Supreme Court ponders whether the act is still necessary. For those who want to know more, “PBS NewsHour” is...
  • Wrong about racism

    Wrong about racism
    One day, many years ago, I was working in my college bookstore when this guy walks in wearing a T-shirt. "White Power," it said. I was chatting with a friend, Cathy Duncan, and what happened next was as smooth as if we had rehearsed it. All at once,...
  • 'Moyers & Company' special will commemorate March on Washington

    'Moyers & Company' special will commemorate March on Washington
    Fifty years ago, on Aug. 28, 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the momentous civil right's event known as the March on Washington. Between 200,000 and 300,000...
  • GOP is enacting a 'Sharknado of voter suppression,' says 'Daily Show'

    GOP is enacting a 'Sharknado of voter suppression,' says 'Daily Show'
    Monday on “The Daily Show,” John Oliver harshly condemned Southern Republicans for enacting strict new voting restrictions in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Following the controversial...
  • New obstacles for voters

    New obstacles for voters
    If there were any doubt the Supreme Court erred badly in the term just ended by striking down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act designed to protect minorities' access to the polls in states with a history of voter discrimination, it's been...
  • Ehrlich misleading on voting rights

    Ehrlich misleading on voting rights
    Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. is entitled to his belief that the Supreme Court did the right thing in striking at the heart of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 ("Court's Voting Rights Act ruling should be a cause for celebration," July 14). He is not...
  • Supreme Court opens the door for discrimination

    Supreme Court opens the door for discrimination
    In theory, the Supreme Court's evisceration of the Voting Rights Act sounds perfectly reasonable, even restrained. The majority opinion, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, does not eliminate the possibility that the government could require some...
  • Defending voting rights

    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was right to tell the National Urban League last month that despite a Supreme Court ruling in July striking down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, the Justice Department will still seek to block Texas and other...
  • Celebrate The March, Remember The Struggle

    Prepare, America. Aug. 28 is the 50th anniversary of the Great March on Washington, the watershed event in 1963 that culminated in Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Get ready for the televised memorials of...