Media Matters for America: Ari Rabin-Havt: 48 Years Later, Conservatives Are Making The Same Arguments Against The Voting Rights Act

Earlier this summer, the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act that helped force states and localities with a history of discrimination to have the Justice Department preclear proposed changes to voting regulations. Representative John Lewis (D-GA), a civil rights icon, described the decision as “a dagger in the heart of the…

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The Guardian: North Carolina Republicans slammed over ‘suppressive’ voting bill

North Carolina is set to introduce what experts say is the most “repressive” attack on the rights of African American voters in decades, barely a month after the US supreme court struck down a key section

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WISTV: House Democrats want apology from Haley on voter fraud claims

Just days after a State Law Enforcement Division report indicated no one purposefully cast a ballot in South Carolina using the names of dead people, House Democrats are calling upon Gov. Nikki Haley to apologize for what they call “misleading the public” on the issue of…

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The Republic: Report: no fraud despite allegations that SC election ballots were traced to the dead

COLUMBIA, South Carolina — No one intentionally cast a ballot in South Carolina using the names of dead people in recent elections, despite allegations to the contrary, according to a State Law Enforcement Division report obtained Friday by…

Read more: James C. Moore: Paula Deen’s words echo South’s racist past

What does Paula Deen’s saga and the Supreme Court’s recent decision on the Voting Rights Act have in common?   If Paula ever returns from her ‘apology tour’, and her corporate sponsors ever cease mindlessly distancing themselves from her, then she, they, and maybe Justice John Roberts, et al, should take a moment to read this.

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Washington Post: John Lewis: John Lewis and others react to the Supreme Court’s Voting Rights Act ruling

The Supreme Court has stuck a dagger into the heart of the Voting Rights Act. Although the court did not deny that voter discrimination still exists…

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NY Times: Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Part of Voting Rights Act

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday effectively struck down the heart of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by a 5-to-4 vote, ruling that Congress had not provided adequate justification for subjecting nine states, mostly in…

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Brennan Center for Justice: If Section 5 Falls: New Voting Implications

For nearly five decades, Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (“VRA”) has been one of the nation’s most effective tools to eradicate racial discrimination in voting. Section 5 prohibits certain states and jurisdictions with histories of voting discrimination from…

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HuffPost: Clarence Thomas: Obama Only President Because He’s What ‘Elites’ Expect ‘From A Black Person’

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas doesn’t speak much on the job, but during an interview last month at Duquesne Law School in Pittsburgh, Pa., he offered some candid insight into…

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