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Why the Supreme Court may rule against the Voting Rights Act   |   February 27, 2013
By Suevon Lee, ProPublica Today, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Shelby County v. Holder, a case challenging the constitutionality of a key part of the Voting Rights Act...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Will the Supreme Court break the heart of the Voting Rights Act?   |   February 8, 2013
Date on which the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case brought by Shelby County, Ala. challenging Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act requiring Justice Department pre-approval of...

 

The other crucial civil rights case the Supreme Court will be ruling on   |   December 11, 2012
By Suevon Lee, ProPublica On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court said it would hear two cases challenging state and federal laws which prevent the legal union between same-sex couples...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Will the Supreme Court gut the Voting Rights Act?   |   November 15, 2012
Number of days after the 2012 election that the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would hear Shelby County, Ala.'s challenge to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a law that aims to...

 

Five ways courts say Texas discriminated against black and Latino voters   |   September 5, 2012
By Lois Beckett and Suevon Lee, ProPublica How does Texas discriminate against minority voters? Federal judges counted the ways. Last Tuesday, a panel of federal court judges...

 

Voting Rights Act key to rolling back new voting restrictions in the South   |   August 31, 2012
Over the last two weeks, voting rights advocates have scored a string of victories in Florida and Texas -- and may soon in South Carolina. The key to their success: a provision in...