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Voter ID

Voters in fourteen states—many with tight races—will face new restrictions at the polling booth for the first time in November.

Former Chief Justice Earl Warren on the eve of his eightieth birthday, in 1971

How did “one person, one vote” become the rule for statehouses across the country?

LBJ

The fiftieth anniversary celebrations of Johnson’s Great Society agenda should not overlook the travesties of the war. 

This multiracial, multi-issue progressive coalition is not only remobilizing in North Carolina—its model of activism is now spreading all over the South.

Kris Kobach, Republican secretary of state for Kansas. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Some states are reviving disenfranchisement schemes that date back to the antebellum South.

Selma to Montgomery march, 1965. (Bruce Davidson/Magnum)

A history of the fight for voting rights and the movement to restrict them once again.

SCOTUS

The Supreme Court affirmed the rights of gay people just as it rode roughshod over the rights of African-Americans.

Supreme Court

Activists are already moving ‘from outrage to action’ in fighting the Supreme Court’s awful VRA decision.

Ari Berman on the Supreme Court's ruling in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Greg Mitchell on the US media and Syria, Dave Zirin on the protests in Brazil

John Lewis

Nearly five decades after Bloody Sunday in Selma, he’s in the fight of his life, as the Supreme Court threatens to overturn his signature achievement.

Blogs

“The American people have the right to hear from the full spectrum of their choices.”

June 24, 2015

North Carolina’s new voting restrictions are preventing African-Americans and Democrats from voting.

June 16, 2015

The leading crusader behind the myth of voter fraud now has the power to prosecute bogus fraud cases.

June 11, 2015

The newest challenge to voting rights would be a dramatic powergrab for the GOP. 

May 28, 2015

Nothing boosts turnout like giving votes a chance to do the right thing.

May 24, 2015

One of the nation’s leading advocates for voting rights, fair elections, and amending corporate cash out of politics wants to shake up the House.

April 20, 2015

After 150 years, it is time for the last Reconstruction Amendment.

April 16, 2015

The Supreme Court says GOP-drawn redistricting maps in Alabama may be unconstitutional racial gerrymanders.

March 25, 2015

One of the country's most restrictive voter ID laws will now be in effect.

March 23, 2015

House GOP lauds Netanyahu’s win as "hard-fought and well-earned."

March 20, 2015