Wash. DC: Professors Julian Zelizer and Orville Vernon Burton talked about the factors that led to the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and challenges to voter’s rights after the Supreme Court invalidated part of the act in… Read More ›
Its been over 18 months since the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, can Republicans and Democrats bridge the divide on the Voting Rights Act Amendment (VRAA) in Congress? Meet the Press sat down… Read More ›
June 2014 – Rep. Sanchez and Rep Fudge discuss the prospects of the VRAA advancing in congress.
Richard Kreitner writes for Nation on a little used Section of the 14th Amendment, which he proposes should be used to punish voting rights infractions in the states. Read the article here.
The recently proposed Voting Rights Act Amendment (VRAA) embodies the ambitious purpose of not only reanimating federal preclearance provisions invalidated by the U.S. Supreme Court this past summer, but it also contemplates a more robust method of adding offending states… Read More ›
Photo: David Sachs Last week U.S. Rep Jim Sensenbrenner introduced the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 (VRAA); a bill to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in an effort to revive the statutes’ powerful preclearance provisions that had… Read More ›