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Meet the Women Fighting a Voter ID Law

Posted on 08/28/2013 by | Legal Grounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayThe U.S. Justice Department has filed suit against the voter ID law in Texas, but two older African American women are behind separate legal challenges to new voter ID requirements in North Carolina. The state has one of the nation’s most wide-ranging voter ID laws and the first to pass since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the Voting Rights Act. In North Carolina state court, Alberta Currie, 78, claims she’s no longer able to vote, as she …

Justice Dept. Forges a ‘New Front’ in Battle for Voting Rights

Posted on 07/25/2013 by | General News | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsBy Keith Collins and Pete Yost of The Associated Press The Obama administration said Thursday it will open a new front in the battle for voter protections, a response to last month’s Supreme Court ruling that dealt a major setback to the Voting Rights Act. In a speech to the National Urban League in Philadelphia, Attorney General Holder said that as its first move, the Justice Department is asking a federal court in San Antonio to require the state of …