Uncategorized

More on the proposed amendments to the Voting Rights Act

Lots of activity in the voting rights area this week, with a Pennsylvania judge today tossing out that state’s voter ID law, a federal judge in Alabama ordering a city there to preclear voting law changes with the Justice Department (breathing new life into the Voting Rights Act), and a bipartisan group introducing amendments to the Act intending to reinforce its provisons in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s June decision in Shelby County v. Holder.

The provisions of those amendments are now being digested, and voting law experts and civil rights groups are weighing in on the pros and cons.

For some quick analysis see Ian Milhiser’s post at Think Progress here and election law expert Rick Hasen’s post here.

Check Also

State Supreme Court rules retroactive application of teacher tenure repeal is unconstitutional

The state Supreme Court ruled unanimously today that ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

Southside Ashpole Elementary School in Robeson County looks like most elementary schools in rural No [...]

President Donald Trump suffered a stinging policy setback last week when, notwithstanding the remark [...]

Fifty-one duplicate invoices. At least $20,000 in excess payments. And one nonprofit receiving a dis [...]

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Thom Tillis made a stunning reversal on Thursday, declaring he would support Pres [...]

The post Profiles in courage…and cowardice appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]

It’s Sunshine Week, and things have never been gloomier for the newspaper industry. This year’s annu [...]

Gov. Roy Cooper is an enormously skilled politician with a top-flight staff and many years of experi [...]

The post For a few dollars more… appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]