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Voting Rights Act of 1965

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  • Sense of loss comes from moving backward in 'post-racial' world

    Sense of loss comes from moving backward in 'post-racial' world
    George Zimmerman's acquittal in the shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has me feeling an immense sense of loss. It's what I felt last month when the Supreme Court voted to void a key provision of the historic 1965 Voting Rights Act....
  • Affirming action

    "Character, not circumstance, makes the person." -- Booker T. Washington The Supreme Court's narrow 5-4 decision to strike down a central component of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, "freeing nine states, mostly in the South," writes The New York Times,...
  • A ruling on racial progress

    I can only hope that the scourge of racism is finally purged from Stewartstown and Pinkham's Grant. These are two of 10 New Hampshire towns covered by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which requires local officials to get permission, or...
  • A murk called law

    One of the great justices of the U.S. Supreme Court -- yes, there was a time when the court had great justices -- once said of the court: "We are not final because we are infallible, but we are infallible only because we are final." --Robert H. Jackson....
  • Conservatives long for the sad days of yesteryear

    Well, I sure got that one wrong. Four years ago, on the eve of the last presidential election, I wrote in this space of how the country has spent much of the last three decades "re-litigating" the 1960s, arguing over the changes wrought in that decade....
  • Racial entitlement?

    One day, many years ago, I was working in my college bookstore when this guy walks in wearing a T-shirt. "White Power," it said. I was chatting with a friend, Cathy Duncan, and what happened next was as smooth as if we had rehearsed it. All at once, she'...
  • Civil rights assaulted by Supreme Court

    Last week was bittersweet for the cause of human dignity. On one hand, the Supreme Court gave us reason for applause, striking down barriers against the full citizenship of gay men and lesbians. On the other, it gave us reason for dread, gutting the 1965...
  • High Court Opens Door To More Voting Rights Suppression

    High Court Opens Door To More Voting Rights Suppression
    "Our country has changed," wrote a smug Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. in a Supreme Court majority opinion last week that eviscerated the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the landmark legislation that lowered barriers to voting for racial minorities across...
  • For the record

    Voting rights: In the June 30 Section A, an article about the effects of the Supreme Court's decision striking down a key portion of the Voting Rights Act said Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote that black voter registration in Mississippi was 6.4%...
  • A look back at the Civil Rights Act

    The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 25 decision to strike down a pivotal section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was a fateful blow to a piece of legislation that has hung over Hampton Roads for close to 50 years. You could spend hours debating whether...
  • 'Daily Show,' Colbert slam Supreme Court's Voting Rights Act ruling

    'Daily Show,' Colbert slam Supreme Court's Voting Rights Act ruling
    On Tuesday night, John Oliver and Stephen Colbert blasted the Supreme Court for its controversial ruling that struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. The decision, as Oliver explained on “The Daily Show,” removed a part of...
  • Supreme Court gay marriage rulings: Historic step for equal rights

    Supreme Court gay marriage rulings: Historic step for equal rights
    There will be no “skim-milk marriages” in these United States. That phrase, memorably coined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during arguments over the federal Defense of Marriage Act in March, perfectly summed up the discriminatory law that...