Ari Berman is a senior contributing writer for The Nation magazine and a Fellow at The Nation Institute. His new book, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, was published in August 2015 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He has written extensively about American politics, civil rights, and the intersection of money and politics. His stories have also appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and The Guardian, and he is a frequent guest and commentator on MSNBC and NPR. His first book, Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics, was published in 2010 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. (Photo by Ports Bishop)
North Carolina’s worst-in-the-nation voter suppression bill challenged under Section 2 of Voting Rights Act.
The VRA transformed American democracy. Now Congress must save it.
Move aside Florida, North Carolina is now the new poster child for the war on voting.
A new voter ID bill would also cut early voting and ban same-day registration.
As Congress debates the Voting Rights Act, North Carolina rushes to implement a new voter suppression law.
Congress held its first hearing on the Voting Rights Act today, as states rush to implement new voter suppression laws.
Today’s opinion by the Roberts Court gutting the Voting Rights Act was the most radical since Citizens United v. FEC and the worst voting rights decision in a century.