Bill Blum / TruthdigJun 26, 2013
No matter how you parse it, the Supreme Court’s decision Tuesday in Shelby County v Holder is a constitutional train wreck of historic proportions But unlike most such disasters, this is one we saw coming
No matter how you parse it, the Supreme Court’s decision Tuesday in Shelby County v. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Tracy Bloom / TruthdigMar 4, 2013
A look at the day's political happenings, including John Roberts being called out for a big error in the Voting Rights Act case and former NBA star Dennis Rodman defends his "good friend" Kim Jong Un. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMar 2, 2013
Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer, economist Robert Reich and the other "Left, Right & Center" panelists discuss President Obama's criticism of the sequester cuts. Has Capitol Hill devolved into a state of perpetual dysfunction or is this disagreement finally proof that there's something worth fighting for? Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Bill Blum / TruthdigFeb 28, 2013
Take it from the ultraconservative and increasingly unrestrained Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia: What’s really at stake in the case of Shelby County v. Holder isn’t simply the technical constitutionality of Sections 4 and 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, but the "perpetuation of racial entitlement" in the law’s renewal.What's at stake isn’t simply the constitutionality of the law but as Justice Antonin Scalia said, the "perpetuation of racial entitlement" in its renewal. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Tracy Bloom / TruthdigFeb 28, 2013
Certain Supreme Court justices were critical of the Voting Rights Act as they listened to oral arguments Wednesday in a case challening a key portion of the civil rights legislation. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
By Suevon Lee, ProPublicaFeb 26, 2013
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Shelby County v. Holder, a case challenging the constitutionality of a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. What is the Voting Rights Act? And why does it matter? Here's a quick guide to what could be, as the influential SCOTUSBlog put it, "one of the most significant rulings of the current term." Dig deeper ( 7 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJun 2, 2012
Florida is no stranger to voting controversies. Remember Bush v. Gore in 2000? That's why it is both puzzling and troublesome that the state would once again attempt to undermine the voting process -- and in effect democracy itself -- in a rather nefarious fashion. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJun 23, 2009
The Supreme Court has spared the 1965 Voting Rights Act, agreeing by an 8-1 margin to leave a ruling on its more controversial parts for another day -- and perhaps another court. The near-unanimous narrow decision came as a surprise, with justices apparently retreating from earlier divisions that led some court watchers to predict the legislation's demise. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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