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Voting Rights Act of 1965

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  • GOP is enacting a 'Sharknado of voter suppression,' says 'Daily Show'

    GOP is enacting a 'Sharknado of voter suppression,' says 'Daily Show'
    Monday on “The Daily Show,” John Oliver harshly condemned Southern Republicans for enacting strict new voting restrictions in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Following the controversial...
  • Celebrate The March, Remember The Struggle

    Prepare, America. Aug. 28 is the 50th anniversary of the Great March on Washington, the watershed event in 1963 that culminated in Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Get ready for the televised memorials of...
  • March On Washington Was Day To Remember — And Relive

    March On Washington Was Day To Remember — And Relive
    On the night of Aug. 27, 1963, I boarded a bus in Boston for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The passengers — two-thirds African American and one-third white — were mostly strangers to one another. I, a white Harvard graduate...
  • Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'Meet the Press' visit will be re-aired

    Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'Meet the Press' visit will be re-aired
    The 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington is next week, and to commemorate the occasion, NBC News is planning to re-air the Aug. 25, 1963, edition of "Meet the Press," which featured King as the guest, on Sunday. The half-hour...
  • '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...
  • The future of the Voting Rights Act

    The future of the Voting Rights Act
    When the Supreme Court struck down a major section of the Voting Rights Act, which required nine states to get federal approval of any election change, there were howls of anger and despair among liberals. They see the provision as vital to preventing new...
  • Updated Voting Act Needed To Stop Abuses

    Time for everyone to step away from their respective ledges. A few days have passed since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on one of the most effective pieces of civil rights legislation ever passed, the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Some of the knee-jerk...
  • Court Got It Right On Out-Of-Date Voting Act

    Progressives resent progress when it renders anachronistic once-valid reasons for enlarging the federal government's supervisory and coercive powers. Hence they regret Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling that progress has rendered Section 4 of the 1965...
  • Scalia is winner in Supreme Court voting rights ruling

    I have read that there were gasps in the Supreme Court during arguments last February when Justice Antonin Scalia described the 1965 Voting Rights Act, one of the great achievements of the Civil Rights era, as a “racial entitlement.” At...
  • Protection Of Voting Rights Remains Vital

    The U.S. views itself as a nation progressing ever toward the ideals of justice and liberty. In many ways it's true. The egregious violations of civil rights that kept so many from voting are sins of another era. Long gone are poll taxes and forcing...