4/10: The ACRU filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Greater Birmingham Ministries v. Merrill, arguing that the appeals court should hold that Alabama’s voter-ID law is permitted by the federal Voting Rights Act.
1/17: A federal judge in Alabama has thrown out a lawsuit against the state’s voter ID law, finding that the law doesn’t prevent anyone from voting.
The Supreme Court Agrees to Tackle the Biggest Election Law Case in Years. Will It 'Weaponize' Our Federal Courts?
The Supreme Court should heed Justice Alito’s advice.
For anyone who seeks clarity in what states must do in redistricting to comply with the Voting Rights Act and the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment, the Supreme Court’s decision in Cooper v. Harris will certainly not provide it.
Conservatives Score Two Voting Law Wins in Ohio and Virginia – but Could Those Victories Be Short Lived?
Politics, it seems, is always more important than what’s best for society and our communities.
ALEXANDRIA, VA (June 20, 2016) — Opponents of North Carolina’s voter photo ID law wrongly sought to use an illegal interpretation of the Voting Rights Act to attack North Carolina’s election integrity law, the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) argues in a brief filed on June 16 at the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.Regarding North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP, et al. v. Patrick L. McCrory, et al., the brief, notes that a U.S. District Court rightly rejected the plaintiffs’ claim that the law violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.In 2013, in Shelby County v. Holder, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Section [...]
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two important voting rights cases. How the Court rules could have a huge impact on the composition of state legislatures across the country.
For a change Jeb Bush was right and Ben Carson was dead wrong.
Led by Congressman John Lewis, who wrote a celebratory Washington Post review, look for the left to use Ari Berman's misleading book to skew the debate over voting rights this week.
There is no question that we can and should celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), which is one of the most successful laws ever passed by Congress.