Tag Archive: Voting Rights Act

Jun 29 2014

Voting rights in reverse

The Voting Rights Act (VRA) that went into effect 25 June 2013 has led to some states implementing measures making it harder for racial minorities and the aged to cast a ballot. Voting rights advocates are trying hard, but attempts to rectify the situation are stalled in Congress. The implications are significant. The approaching autumn …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.easttexasreview.com/voting-rights-in-reverse/

Mar 19 2013

Voting rights act in danger?

The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard a case which seeks to overturn the historic Voting Rights Act. If opponents of the Voting Rights Act succeed, I believe the protection of Texas voters and those all across the nation would be at severe risk. The court heard arguments in Shelby County v. Holder, which argues that …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.easttexasreview.com/voting-rights-act-in-danger/