Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the potential broad impact of the recent Voting Rights Act decision in Texas.
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On August 12, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated then-Senator Hugo Black of Alabama to the Supreme Court.
Among the topics covered in Thursday’s two GOP debates were several points about the Constitution. Here is a quick look at those few constitutional references.
In this commentary, Nathaniel Persily of Stanford Law School explains how the struggle over voting rights has changed since the Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965.
On Wednesday, a federal appeals court ruled that a Texas state voter ID law needs to be reconsidered as violating part of the historic Voting Rights Act, on the eve of the act’s 50th anniversary.