VOTING RIGHTS
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Supreme Court to rule in voter equality case
May 26, 2015
The US Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to rule in a major voter equality case, noting jurisdiction in Evenwel v. Abbott. The question presented is: "whether the 'one-person, one-vote' principle of the Fourteenth Amendment creates a judicially enforceable right ensuring that the districting process doe....... [more]

Supreme Court throws out ruling on North Carolina redistricting
April 20, 2015
The US Supreme Court on Monday threw out a North Carolina court ruling that upheld Republican-drawn electoral districts for state and congressional lawmakers. The case, Dickson v. Rucho, was remanded to the Supreme Court of North Carolina for further consideration in light of a similar ruling issue....... [more]

Supreme Court orders lower court to reconsider Virginia redistricting plan
March 31, 2015
The US Supreme Court ordered the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to review its decision that state lawmakers gerrymandered African-American voters into one congressional district. In October a three-judge panel of the district court ruled that the Virginia General Assembly mus....... [more]

Supreme Court: lower court erred in upholding Alabama redistricting plan
March 25, 2015
The US Supreme Court on Wednesday vacated a lower court decision that Alabama's redistricting plans did not improperly rely on race to determine voting districts. In a close 5-4 decision, the court found in Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama that the decision of the US District Court for th....... [more]

Supreme Court lets Wisconsin voter ID law stand
March 23, 2015
The US Supreme Court on Monday denied certiorari in Frank v. Walker, allowing Wisconsin's voter identification law to stand. Wisconsin's Act 23, which requires residents to present photo ID to vote, was struck down by a federal district court, but reinstated by the US Court of Appeals for the Seve....... [more]

Supreme Court hears arguments on congressional redistricting
March 3, 2015
The US Supreme Court on Monday heard oral arguments in two cases. In Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission the court heard arguments on whether the Elections Clause of the US Constitution permits the state of Arizona to adopt a commission to draw congressional dis....... [more]

North Carolina judge allows voter ID case to go to trial
March 1, 2015
A North Carolina state judge on Friday allowed a lawsuit regarding voter ID laws in North Carolina to proceed to a summer trial, refusing to uphold or strike down the voter requirements as is. The lawsuit, filed by the League of Women Voters of North Carolina, A. Phillip Randolph Institute and and....... [more]

Voter ID Madness: The Real Issue with Real Solutions
January 23, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnist Justin Camper, Valparaiso University Law School Class of 2016, discusses the issues facing voters at the polls..."Voting is the most precious right of every citizen and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process." No sentiment concerning voting ri....... [more]

ACLU urges Supreme Court to review Wisconsin voter ID law
January 8, 2015
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Wednesday filed a petition asking the US Supreme Court to review a federal appeals court ruling upholding Wisconsin's voter identification law. Wisconsin's Act 23, which requires residents to present photo ID to vote, was struck down by a federal distric....... [more]

Supreme Court hears arguments on Alabama redistricting
November 12, 2014
The US Supreme Court hear oral arguments in two cases Wednesday. In Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama the court heard arguments on Alabama's redistricting plans. The question before the court is "Whether Alabama's legislative redistricting plans unconstitutionally classify black voters by....... [more]

Election Day 2014
November 4, 2014
JURIST host Genevieve Redd bids you all a fair Election Day with a review of riveting developments on the Voter Photo ID laws in Texas as presented in State Constitutional First Principles in Challenging the Texas Voter ID Law, the challenges to them, and how voters are left in a hanging chad of leg....... [more]




WEBSITES

    1965 Voting Rights Act [US DOJ]

    National Commission on the VRA

    Voting Rights [ACLU]

    Voting Rights [civilrights.org]

    Renew VRA [civilrights.org]

    VRA at 40 [NAACP]

    NVRI

    ACVR

    Immigrant Voting Project