Tag Archives: Voting Rights

The John Lewis Voting Rights Act vs. The Supreme Court, Explained

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The house just passed the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, a bill which aims to address several recent Supreme Court decisions rolling back the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Here is how the John Lewis Voting Rights Act clarifies congress’ intention in the cases of the 2013 case of Shelby County v. Holder and the 2021 case of Bernovich v. Democratic National Committee.

The Supreme Court 2021 Voting Rights Fight, Explained

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The Supreme Court just heard oral arguments in the consolidated cases of Brnovich v. The DNC and the Arizona Republican Party v. The DNC. The question is whether two separate voting laws in Arizona limit voting opportunities for protected minorities. Here’s what the tests say and why the fate of the Voting Rights Act rests in the hands of a few judges.

The Supreme Court Draws a Line in Partisan Gerrymandering With New Decision

Last Thursday, the Supreme Court definitely and controversially ruled in the cases of Rucho v. Common Cause and Lamone v. Benisek that court systems cannot hear challenges to maps that have been gerrymandered in a partisan manner. This video is an analysis of what Justice Roberts decision said and the rationality behind why the Supreme Court’s conservative majority voted the way they did.