Articles related to: Voting Rights Act
By Freddie Allen
NNPA Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – After suffering a major setback last year in the Supreme Court, voting rights advocates are buoyed by a decision last week by a federal judge in Wisconsin striking down the state’s voter ID law as racially discriminatory. John Ulin, a partner at Arnold & Porter LLP and trial counsel, said that U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman’s opinion in the case made clear that the Voting Rights Act of 1965 still has teeth, even after the United States Supreme Court’s decision in the …
By Gloria J. Browne-Marshall
There was a gasp. Justice Scalia’s shocking words were thick with sarcasm. He said it was merely a “perpetuation of racial entitlement.” This was a sad day for racial justice.
Justice Antonin Scalia has been described as a conservative intellectual by some and ‘Archie Bunker’ in a high back chair by others. He has served the Court since 1986. Yet, this elder member of the U.S. Supreme Justice could not fathom a legitimate reason for continuing voting protections for people color.
The attorneys never asked the meaning of “racial …