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Voting Rights Act

  1. vision 2020
    Buttigieg Tries to Win Black Voters With a ‘Douglass Plan’ for Racial JusticeA “wine-track” candidate with a police-shooting problem in South Bend, Mayor Pete lays out an agenda for “black empowerment.”
  2. 2020 census
    Trump Toys With Delaying 2020 Census, Maybe Defying ConstitutionAfter the Supreme Court rejected his rationale for a citizenship question, Trump is mulling a pricy delay or perhaps constitutional brinkmanship.
  3. supreme court
    Supreme Court Puts Census Citizenship Question on Hold — for NowIn a 5–4 decision, the Court told the Trump administration to supply a better rationale for a Census citizenship question. Whether it can is unclear.
  4. 2020 census
    Why a Dead GOP Operative’s Files Could Change the Electoral Map for a DecadeDiscarded files from a GOP gerrymandering wiz could upset administration’s plans to intimidate immigrants with a 2020 Census citizenship question.
  5. abortion
    Harris Proposes Making States Clear Abortion Laws With the Justice DepartmentBorrowing a page from the Voting Rights Act, the California senator goes on the offensive against state attacks on reproductive rights.
  6. census
    How Disastrous Is Adding a Citizenship Question to the Census?Benjamin Hart and Ed Kilgore discuss SCOTUS’s apparent willingness to let the Trump administration get away with undercounting the population.
  7. voting rights
    House Democrats Pass Landmark Voting Rights Bill on a Party-Line VoteBack when the original Voting Rights Act passed, support and opposition were bipartisan. Now the parties have polarized on this issue too.
  8. The Debate Over Gerrymandering Is Changing in a Fundamental WayRedistricting isn’t just about nice-looking maps anymore.
  9. america vaguely aware...
    America Vaguely Aware of Supreme Court DecisionsOnly 34 percent have even the slightest familiarity with the ruling.
  10. Frank Rich on the National Circus: Gay Marriage Triumphs, Roberts Be DamnedThe chief justice is no match for history.
  11. the supremes
    Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision of the Voting Rights Act The vote was 5–4 along predictable lines.