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This Week: SCOTUS Ruling Leaves Fate Of Census Citizenship Question Unclear
This is your weekly roundup of voting rights stories we’re watching, published every Monday. SCOTUS Shocker: John Roberts sided with...
The Courts Won’t End Gerrymandering. Eric Holder Has a Plan to Fix It Without Them.
On a frigid March morning, Eric Holder strode into a brick union hall on the west side of Milwaukee, across from a credit union and an auto body shop. The Merrill Park neighborhood was once the center
The Imperfect, Unfinished Work of Women’s Suffrage
A century after the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, it’s worth remembering why suffragists had to fight so hard, and who was fighting against them, Casey Cep writes.
Facebook Just Released Its New Plan for Protecting Your Civil Rights
Facebook on Sunday announced steps to combat hate speech, harassment, and voter suppression on its platform. The changes came as part of an ongoing internal audit into the tech giant’s handling of
Rights Groups Sue After DeSantis Signs ‘Poll Tax’ Bill Targeting Former Felons
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed into law a bill that equates to a poll tax on former felons whose voting rights were restored last year by a majority of Florida voters who amended the
For a second time, Florida has taken away Bonnie Raysor’s vote. She’s fighting to get it back.
Bonnie Raysor had her heart set on voting next year, a decade after losing her right to participate in the most cherished ritual of the American democratic process. The 58-year-old Boynton Beach,
The Supreme Court Won’t Stop Partisan Gerrymandering. Now What?
This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. It was published here and on the...
The fight for fair elections is not dead
Voting rights groups say they will continue to fight extreme partisan gerrymandering despite Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling that such cases are not a matter for the federal courts. The decision —
SCOTUS Blocks Census Citizenship Question, but Rules Political Gerrymandering Constitutional
On the last day of its term, the nation’s highest court churned out two major rulings: One concerning the U.S. Census, the other, the future of gerrymandering.Read more...
A Partisan Supreme Court Upholds Partisan Power
To say that the Supreme Court’s ruling in Rucho v. Common Cause is bad for American democracy would be an understatement. In a 5–4 decision along the usual ideological lines, the justices held that
Advocates Want Everyone Counted, No Matter the Fate of the Citizenship Question
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Commerce Department has the authority to add a question to the 2020 census asking about the citizenship status of respondents, but it needs a better reason to
Conservatives Rage At Roberts For Siding With Liberals On Census Case
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Thursday sided with the court’s four liberals in blocking, at least for now,...
It was a terrible day for democracy in the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court handed down two opinions on Thursday which could shape American democracy for decades. The first, Rucho v. Common Cause, held that suits challenging partisan gerrymanders are
Supreme Court Rejects Trump Administration’s “Contrived” Rationale for Census Citizenship Question
The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the Trump administration failed to provide an adequate justification for adding a controversial question about US citizenship to the 2020 census. The ruling
The Supreme Court’s Gerrymandering Ruling Is a Doomsday Scenario for Voting Rights
The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that partisan gerrymandering cannot be challenged in federal court. The decision is a devastating blow to voters in gerrymandered districts, as well as the voting
Partisan Gerrymandering Upheld by Supreme Court
A green light for election corruption. Partisan gerrymandering is A-OK, ruled the Supreme Court today. Or to interpret the ruling more charitably, the Supreme Court has decided that it's a matter for
Macron Calls for Strengthening of Renault, Nissan ‘Flagship’
French President Emmanuel Macron offered a political boost to the fraught partnership between Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co., calling for their car-making alliance to be strengthened.
Warren’s brilliant plan to neutralize Republican voter suppression
Senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) released a “plan to strengthen our democracy” on Tuesday. Much of Warren’s plan tracks the For the People Act of 2019, the legislation
All Shook Up
Big new development in the census citizenship case: Appeals court throws another roadblock in the path of the Trump administration....
Another Day, Another Plan from Elizabeth Warren
Her policy-paper factory churned out another one, to tackle voter suppression