Tag Archives: United States Department of Justice

Trayvon Martin’s Legacy

By The Editorial Board It may not be possible to consider the case of George Zimmerman, who was acquitted Saturday of all charges in the killing of Trayvon Martin, as anything but a sad commentary on the state of race relations and … Continue reading

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Is a Constitutional Right to Vote Attainable?

By Brentin Mock After the devastating decision from the U.S. Supreme Court to evict a cornerstone provision from the Voting Rights Act, Attorney General Eric Holder said, “The Department of Justice will continue to carefully monitor jurisdictions around the country … Continue reading

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The Future of Voting Rights

By The Editorial Board When five justices of the Supreme Court disabled the Voting Rights Act last Tuesday, they left it to Congress to find a new formula to restore one of the great landmarks of equality and once again … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision Of Voting Rights Law

By Eyder Peralta By a 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court has struck down a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that establishes a formula to identify states that may require extra scrutiny by Justice Department. The decision focuses on section … Continue reading

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