Tag Archives: Voting Rights Act

Biden Pressures Congress To Restore Voting Rights Act

The Hill reports: President Biden, in remarks prepared for the Martin & Coretta Scott King Unity Breakfast on Sunday, is calling on Congress to restore parts of the Voting Rights Act struck down by the Supreme Court in 2013. “In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, holding that times have changed and blatant voter discrimination was …

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SCOTUS Appears Likely To Uphold Voting Restrictions

The Associated Press reports: The Supreme Court appeared ready Tuesday to uphold voting restrictions in Arizona in a key case that could make it harder to challenge a raft of other voting measures Republicans have proposed following last year’s elections. All six conservative justices, appointed by Republican presidents, suggested they would throw out an appellate ruling that struck down the …

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Democrats Pressure McConnell On Voting Rights Act

The Hill reports: Democratic senators called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to honor the legacy of the late Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) on Sunday and allow the Voting Rights Act to the Senate floor to be passed. In statements released on social media, Democrats including Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.) wrote that the bill should be renamed in honor …

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Only One Republican Backed The Voting Rights Act

Common Dreams reports: Just one Republican — Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania — joined a united House Democratic caucus on Friday to pass what rights groups hailed as “historic” legislation to restore and expand voter protections that were gutted by the Supreme Court in 2013. Lisa Gilbert, vice president of legislative affairs for Public Citizen, said passage of the Voting …

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FRC Cheers Voting Rights Act Ruling

“There will no longer be a special category for these 15 states — many of which are now at the forefront of elected minorities! From now on, these regions will have the same equal opportunity to define their voting laws as anyone else. For too long, states like Alabama, which brought the lawsuit, have been prisoners of history. Instead of …

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LGBT Rights Groups Denounce Supreme Court’s Ruling On Voting Rights Act

LGBT Rights Coalition We, America’s leading LGBT advocacy organizations, join civil rights organizations – and indeed, all Americans whom this law has served to protect – in expressing acute dismay at today’s ruling. Not only had Congress repeatedly reaffirmed the need for this bedrock civil rights protection, but authoritative voices from across America had filed amicus briefs urging the court …

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Portion Of Voting Rights Act Of 1965

From NBC News: The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 — the map that determines which states must get federal permission before they change their voting laws. The ruling, a 5-4 decision by Chief Justice John Roberts, leaves the future of the law deeply uncertain because it will be up …

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