Voting Rights Act
An Alabama church is marking the 50th anniversary of Ku Klux Klan bombing that claimed the lives of four young black girls.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is asking a federal court in San Antonio to require the state to get federal approval or “pre-clearance” before it makes any changes to its voting laws.
The Obama administration opened an aggressive new front in the battle over voter protection Thursday, singling out Texas for legal action.
When the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights act last week, it handed Republicans tough questions with no easy answers over how, and where, to attract voters even GOP leaders say the party needs to stay nationally competitive.
A Democratic congressman has joined seven others in filing a federal lawsuit to keep Texas from enforcing its voter ID law. U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey of Fort Worth filed the papers Wednesday.
The Supreme Court ruled that a part of the Voting Rights Act cannot be enforced unless there is a new way of determining which states require federal monitoring of elections.
The Supreme Court’s conservative justices voiced deep skepticism Wednesday about a section of a landmark civil rights law that has helped millions of Americans exercise their right to vote.
A lot of Texans are taking advantage of the flexibility early voting provides. According to the Texas Secretary of State’s Office, some of the largest counties in the state are reporting record or near record early voting turnout.
A suburban Dallas city council has approved a single-member replacement for a municipal voting system struck down by the federal courts.
Interim voting maps in Texas won’t be altered before the November elections, following a federal court rejecting the state’s original Republican-drawn maps as discriminatory.
A federal court on Thursday rejected a Texas law that would require voters to present photo IDs to election officials before being allowed to cast ballots in November.
The future of Texas’ voting districts is again in question after a federal court Tuesday found evidence of discrimination in new district maps approved by the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature last year.