voting rights act

Alabama

Biden’s Meddling DOJ Targets Alabama’s Ban On Ballot Trafficking | #elections | #alabama

President Joe Biden’s weaponized Department of Justice has entered the fray in a leftist lawfare case looking to shut down one of the nation’s most thorough election integrity laws.  Weighing in to express the government’s position (or outright threat), the DOJ has filed a so-called statement of interest in a lawsuit against Alabama’s law banning […]

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Arkansas

U.S. Supreme Court revives Arkansas gerrymandering case, but plaintiffs face long odds

The United States Supreme Court on Monday revived a previously dismissed lawsuit challenging Arkansas’s congressional maps, ordering the case back to a lower federal court. The Supreme Court said the lower court must apply the standards the high court laid out last month in a gerrymandering case out of South Carolina. But considering the South […]

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Arkansas

U.S. Supreme Court sends Arkansas redistricting case back to judges after S.C. ruling

The Supreme Court on Monday sent a lawsuit challenging Arkansas’ 2021 U.S. House map back to a three-judge panel, ordering it to review the suit in light of the high court’s decision against similar claims of bias in a redistricting case from South Carolina. The ruling is a setback for the lawsuit challenging the way […]

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Alabama

Voting Rights Decision May Curb Push to Diversify Georgia, Alabama Utility Commissions  – Capital B News | #elections | #alabama

Brionte´ McCorkle was “furious” when a federal appeals court ruled in late November that Georgia could keep its current method of electing its powerful utility regulators. She punched her kickboxing heavy bag so hard that it broke. “I busted the bag, I was that mad,” she said. But, McCorkle added, “We’re not going to let […]

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Arkansas

Federal appeals court won’t rehear closely watched Arkansas redistricting case

A federal appeals court on Tuesday declined to reconsider a ruling that private individuals can’t sue under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, which prohibits abridging the right to vote on the basis of race.  The panel’s majority cited largely procedural issues in its decision to deny the request for the full 8th Circuit […]

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Arkansas

Arkansas groups want full federal appeals court to revisit ruling limiting scope of the Voting Rights Act

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Progressive advocacy groups in Arkansas on Monday asked a full federal appeals court to reconsider a three-judge panel’s ruling that private groups can’t sue under a key section of the federal Voting Rights Act. The Arkansas Public Policy Panel and the Arkansas State Conference NAACP asked for the case to go […]

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Alabama

Power Is On the Line as Lawmakers Draw New Political Districts | #elections | #alabama

When state lawmakers meet this week to redraw Georgia’s political maps, a national audience will follow the debate over the creation of an additional court-ordered majority Black district in west metro Atlanta. But Georgia political observers say the forced reworking of the state’s legislative maps could also prove consequential. Lawmakers have until Dec. 8 to […]

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Alabama

Georgia voting groups fear court ruling on Arkansas maps hurts chances to challenge election laws | #elections | #alabama

A federal appeals court ruling last week is the latest sign in a shifting national landscape limiting the ability of minority voters to challenge voting laws on claims of racial discrimination.  The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the ruling of a federal district judge who dismissed a lawsuit filed by organizations representing Black […]

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Alabama

The Decision That Could End Voting Rights | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

A federal court’s opinion yesterday could render the Voting Rights Act meaningless, if the Supreme Court upholds it. Robert Abbott Sengstacke / Getty November 21, 2023, 9:32 AM ET The right to vote free of racial discrimination was won by blood and sacrifice, those of both the soldiers who fought to preserve the Union and […]

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Arkansas

Federal appeals court dismisses Arkansas redistricting lawsuit

A federal appeals panel on Monday affirmed a lower court’s ruling and dismissed a case challenging Arkansas’ state redistricting map, asserting that only the United States attorney general can enforce the Voting Rights Act.  A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that private individuals can’t sue under Section 2 of […]

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