Washington, DC – Last week the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund released this report detailing state, county, and local voting changes proposed or implemented, during the past three years since the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder halting the Department of Justice’s preclearance system that operated to preapprove voting changes made by… Read More ›
Washington, DC – On March 8 – 9, Common Cause held its Blueprint for a Great Democracy convention. This session on Race, Redistricting, and Representation gives an extensive overview of redistricting / voting issues in the South and Southwest, especially since the Supreme Court’s Shelby decision. Speakers include Allison Riggs, Senior Attorney, Southern Coalition for… Read More ›
U.S. Supreme Court: Shelby County Cannot Recoup Attorney Fees for Winning Landmark Voting Rights Case
Today the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by Shelby County, Alabama. It means that Shelby is stuck with the $2 million bill for winning its landmark case against the Voting Rights Act. It had filed a petition to recover its attorneys fees, which is allowed under the Act but a lower court denied the… Read More ›
Tom Saenz of MALDEF explains at this Brookings Institution Conference.
The New York Times gives this handy outline of each justice’s opinion and reasoning in the seminal Voting Rights case Shelby v. Holder. Read it here.