Voting Rights Act
Amicus Brief, Shelby County, Alabama, v. Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General of the United States of America, et al
Congress’s decision in 2006 to reauthorize § 5 of the Voting Rights Act for 25 years and to maintain the existing coverage formula was a reasonable and appropriate exercise of its enforcement authority under the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments. The jurisdictions covered by § 5 are places where...
In the two months since the 2012 presidential election, a fuller picture has emerged of the changing face of the American electorate. However, it is essential that this diversity be more than simply cosmetic, but rather is reflected in public policies that are similarly more broadbased and...
Maine Sec. of State Charlie Summers In 1973, Maine was the first state in the U.S. to adopt same day voter registration (SDR). Since SDR was implemented, Maine has consistently ranked among the states with the highest voter turnout. In an astounding reversal of nearly forty years of leadership in...