Voting Rights Act http://wamc.org en "Bending Toward Justice: The Voting Rights Act and the Transformation of American Democracy" http://wamc.org/post/bending-toward-justice-voting-rights-act-and-transformation-american-democracy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today, August </span>6th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the anniversary of the 1965 signing of the Voting Rights Act. Historian Gary May’s newest book is </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Bending Toward Justice: The Voting Rights Act and the Transformation of American Democracy</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. I</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">n it, he traces the history of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 from its creation during the heyday of the civil rights era to the challenges its historic provisions face. Recent developments have plunged the </span>VRA<span style="line-height: 1.5;">—and the newest efforts to decimate it—back into the headlines.</span></p><p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 70834 at http://wamc.org "Bending Toward Justice: The Voting Rights Act and the Transformation of American Democracy" Michael Meeropol: This Economist Is Now Just A Citizen Concerned About The Right To Vote http://wamc.org/post/michael-meeropol-economist-now-just-citizen-concerned-about-right-vote <p>Today I want to talk about the Supreme Court’s recent decision eviscerating the Voting Rights Act of 1965. &nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 19:47:16 +0000 Michael Meeropol 69487 at http://wamc.org Vermont U.S. Senator Leahy to Seek Answers to Voting Rights http://wamc.org/post/vermont-us-senator-leahy-seek-answers-voting-rights <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy says he will call hearings of the Senate Judiciary Committee to see if legislation can be written to protect minority voting rights that many feel were threatened after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Voting Rights Act. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 00:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 68372 at http://wamc.org Vermont U.S. Senator Leahy to Seek Answers to Voting Rights 6/26/13 - Panel http://wamc.org/post/62613-panel <p>Today's panelists are WAMC newsman, Ray Graf and Stephen Gottlieb, the Jay and Ruth Caplan Distinguished Professor at Albany Law School.</p><p>Topics:<br>SCOTUS - Voting Rights Act Decision<br>DOMA/Prop 8</p><p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 67890 at http://wamc.org Mass. Dems Fault Court Ruling On Voting Rights Law http://wamc.org/post/mass-dems-fault-court-ruling-voting-rights-law <p>Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and other top Democrats are criticizing the Supreme Court's ruling on the landmark Voting Rights Act.</p><p>The justices ruled 5-4 Tuesday that a key provision of the law cannot be enforced unless Congress creates an up-to-date formula for deciding which states and localities still need federal monitoring.</p><p>Patrick called the decision "disappointing." He said many areas of the country are moving to limit access to the ballot and that politics is still "racially polarized" in states covered by the provision in the law.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 11:48:11 +0000 Jaired Crofut 67887 at http://wamc.org Mass. Dems Fault Court Ruling On Voting Rights Law