A divided Supreme Court said on Wednesday that Alabama’s legislative map, drawn by a Republican-controlled legislature after the 2010 census, needs to be reconsidered.
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Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, breaks down what a Supreme Court move on Monday means for the evolving situation about voter ID laws.
On March 18, 2008, Senator Barack Obama made his campaign-defining “A More Perfect Union” speech at the National Constitution Center. Here’s a look back at the moment and why it was historically important.
On June 25, 2013, the US Supreme Court issued a ruling in Shelby v. Holder, the landmark case that called into question the constitutionality of Section Five of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
On March 7, 1965, civil rights activists were attacked by Alabama police fought near a bridge in Selma, Alabama, in a moment that shocked a nation and helped lead to the Voting Rights Act. Today, the images are still shocking and the debate over voting rights remains unsettled.