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So What Did We Learn About the Roberts Court?

The current session of the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has ended with a great deal of disappointment and joy, depending upon whose side you are on. I’m disappointed. But then again, it’s not the first time I have been disappointed in this institution. After all, they are lawyers! continue reading »

The Supreme Court Decisions That Didn’t Come… Yet

Mark your calendar, today will go down in history as the day that nothing significant happened. All bets were that it wouldn’t be that way. In fact at approximately 8:59:55 this morning I held my breath. Then, nothing. continue reading »

NYC Considering Allowing Non-Citizens to Vote

NYC city council is considering allowing non-citizens to vote in local elections if the proposed “Voting by Non-Citizen Residents” legislation passes. continue reading »

NALEO Urges North Carolina Legislature to Uphold Voting Rights of Latinos

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund released excerpts of a letter sent to North Carolina legislators in opposition of H.B. 589: continue reading »

Is It Time For A New Voting Rights Act?

For all of the anticipation leading up to the Voting Rights challenge at the U. S. Supreme Court there are a couple of things that bubbled to the surface and that are worth noting in it’s wake: Justice Scalia’s “racial entitlement” comment and the idea that maybe we’re better off with judicial creative destruction, where Section 5 is struck down to make room for a new, more comprehensive voting rights enforcement code. continue reading »

Voting Rights: A Sleeper Issue for Latino Community

Here’s a small blip on the radar that’s sure to be getting brighter this year: Six out of the nine states covered under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act are supporting a challenge, in the Supreme Court, that could overturn one of the strongest tools that advocates have in their defense of voting rights. continue reading »

Republicans Aiming to Take Away Voting Rights in 36 States

More evidence that Republicans are determined to grab as much power as they can at the expense of everyone but the rich. Not satisfied with attacking the rights of workers, Republicans in 36 states are going after the most continue reading »