• July 30, 2013
    Historian Bernard Weisberger reminds us not to confuse “state rights” with “state sovereignty."
  • July 18, 2013
    Rep. John Lewis told a Senate committee this week that new voting restrictions passed before last year's election make it harder for voters to participate.
  • July 13, 2013
    Those who think voter discrimination is no longer a problem in Texas need only look back to last summer to see evidence to the contrary.
  • July 12, 2013
    Gary May connects the challenges faced by civil rights marchers in the 1960s with the challenges many voters are once again facing today.
  • July 12, 2013 | Moyers & Company
    An acclaimed historian puts into perspective the 2013 Supreme Court decision gutting the Voting Rights Act, which was signed into law in 1965.
  • July 1, 2013 | Group Think

    The Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder is a setback for democracy -- especially at the local level. Overwhelming evidence shows that too many politicians continue to win elections by unfairly manipulating election rules based on how voters look or talk. The Court’s decision makes this problem worse. The biggest problem will be the manipulation of election rules for local offices that are often non-partisan and escape national attention. In Nueces County, Texas, for ...

  • June 27, 2013 | Group Think
    The Court has left room for remedial action by striking down only Section 4. Congress could broaden coverage through new criteria under a rewritten Section.
  • June 27, 2013 | Group Think
    Voting rights expert Gilda Daniels says that the SCOTUS decision will mean a widening gap between black and white voter turnout.
  • June 26, 2013 | Group Think
    Lawyer Gerry Hebert of the Campaign Legal Center writes that the VRA decision will have a detrimental impact that we can see, and is a "slap in the face" to congressional authority.
  • June 26, 2013 | Group Think
    The Brennan Center counsel says the VRA decision hurts all of us.