A petition filed by voting rights advocates urges the Roberts Court to settle whether restrictive voter ID laws violate the Voting Rights Act prior to the 2016 presidential election.
The lawsuits argue race-based admissions policies at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina improperly discriminate against whites and Asian Americans.
Not quite two hours after the decision came down, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced the state’s voter ID law would go into effect, and voter ID laws are also expected to go into effect in Mississippi and South Carolina.
The Roberts Court may be waiting until the bitter end of its current term to deliver the much-awaited decisions on same-sex marriage, affirmative action, and voting rights, but as this term comes to a close the agenda of the conservative wing of the court couldn’t be clearer.
A round-up of reproductive justice news.
There’s a lot to be worried about when it comes to the Voting Rights Act, including the Chief Justice saving face.