North Texas School District Settles Voting Rights LawsuitThe lawsuit claimed minorities couldn't get elected in at-large elections. Now Richardson ISD moves to single-member districts.
Federal Judge Knocks Down Florida's Voting Ban For Ex-FelonsA federal judge has ruled that Florida's current ban on former felons voting is unconstitutional and needs to be changed as soon as possible.
Supreme Court Order Unlikely To Deter Voting RestrictionsThe Supreme Court's refusal to breathe new life into North Carolina's sweeping voter identification law might be just a temporary victory for civil rights groups.
Stakes High For Texas Voting Laws With 2018 Election LoomingThree losses in federal court in barely a month over its voting laws have raised the stakes for Texas at a hearing before a three-judge panel.
Legal Rulings Could Force Texas Back Into Federal OversightA run of legal defeats over its voting laws means Texas could risk becoming the first state forced back into federal oversight since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down key parts of the Voting Rights Act four years ago.
Alabama City Re-Enacts March That Sparked "Bloody Sunday"Throngs of people converged in the city of Selma, Alabama, for the annual re-enactment of a key event in the civil rights movement. Sunday marked the 52nd anniversary of the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
GOP Lawmakers Across The U.S. Push For Voting RestrictionsAs President Donald Trump hurls unfounded allegations of colossal fraud in last fall's election, lawmakers in at least 20 mostly Republican-led states are pushing to make it harder to register or to vote.
Trump's Voter Fraud Expert Registered In Texas, 2 Other StatesA man who President Donald Trump has promoted as an authority on voter fraud was registered to vote in multiple states during the 2016 presidential election, the Associated Press has learned.
US Justice Department To Dispatch Fewer Election Observers Justice Department officials are warning that they will be dispatching fewer election observers Nov. 8 as a result of a Supreme Court opinion that gutted a key provision of the Voting Rights Act.
New Laws And Rulings Could Cause Election Day ConfusionWith more than 120 million Americans expected to cast ballots for president this fall, the nation's voting process seems more convoluted than ever and rife with potential for confusion come Election Day.
Judge Approves Deal Softening Texas Voter ID LawA federal judge on Wednesday approved a softer version of the Texas voter ID law that courts have previously said discriminated against minorities and the poor. The new version will be in effect for November's election.
Court Finds Texas Voter ID Law 'Discriminatory' What Now?An appeals court has dealt the strongest blow yet to Texas' strict voter ID law, ruling that it violates federal protections against discrimination at the ballot box and must be reshaped before November.