2/26: House Democrats are pushing to enact The Voting Rights Advancement Act, which would amend the parameters of the current Voting Rights Act.
12/1: Representative-elect Katie Hill spoke about H.R. 1, which would promote automatic voter registration, gerrymandering legislation, and expanding the Voting Rights Act.
7/6: Democrats claim the court's decision in Shelby County v. Holder has gutted the Voting Rights Act, while Republicans claim increased election integrity.
6/25: The Supreme Court ruled that most of Texas' districts were fairly drawn, noting only one of the questioned districts seemed racially gerrymandered.
6/25: In spite of liberal protests, the Supreme Court ruled that most of the questioned districts in Texas were fairly drawn.
4/10: The ACRU filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Greater Birmingham Ministries v. Merrill, arguing that the appeals court should hold that Alabama’s voter-ID law is permitted by the federal Voting Rights Act.
1/17: A federal judge in Alabama has thrown out a lawsuit against the state’s voter ID law, finding that the law doesn’t prevent anyone from voting.
An adverse ruling in the Gill case could usurp the authority of the political branches of government.
Claim: The laws violate the Voting Rights Act because minorities have lower turnout rates in recall elections.
The Supreme Court Agrees to Tackle the Biggest Election Law Case in Years. Will It ‘Weaponize’ Our Federal Courts?
Over 70 years ago, Felix Frankfurter warned the Court against getting into the “political thicket” of redistricting.