voting rights

VOTING RIGHTS, Vol I:

A SEARCHABLE LIBRARY OF BREAKING
NEWS AND OPINION
(for more recent items, see
https://sites.google.com/site/lospaccio/voting-rights, 2,3 

Updated 2/22/12, 4:30 PM PST
Collected by Robert Grudin (rgrudin@gmail.com)

My purpose in creating this page is to concentrate the fullest possible collection of internet news items concerning voting rights in one site.  I will continue with these postings through the US elections of November, 2012.

FROM MOVEON.ORG:

Imagine Mitt Romney in the White House. Tea party Republicans still in control of Congress. No Obama to veto their worst bills.

The election is months away, but this scenario could definitely happen, and here's a big reason why: voter suppression laws passed by Republicans in battleground states to make it as hard as possible for students, poor people, African-Americans, and Latinos to vote. 

Already, Wisconsin, Florida, and Ohio have passed laws to restrict voter registration drives, end early voting, or require voters to present photo IDs at the polls.And now Republicans are scrambling to pass laws in virtually every other key battleground state to make it harder to vote in 2012.

These laws shamelessly target key segments of the Obama coalition from 2008, including first-time voters, poor people, and people of color, and could easily tip a close election to Mitt Romney or whoever the Republican nominee is. We're looking at Florida in 2000 all over again.

The good news is that Attorney General Eric Holder has used the Voting Rights Act to block one of the worst GOP voter suppression laws in South Carolina. But the election won't be decided in South Carolina—and to protect every vote Holder needs to keep going.










NEWS:

 
 
Settlement of voting rights lawsuit over Gretna's annexation of Timberlane in ...
NOLA.com
By Allen Powell II, The Times Picayune A 2009 settlement to a voting rights lawsuit against Gretna is in danger of being scuttled after the plantiffs in the suit failed to meet some guidelines of the proposed pact. Gretna City Attorney Mark Morgan told ...
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NOLA.com
Community Notebook: Law Students Offer Help Restoring Voter Rights
Williamsburg Yorktown Daily
By Amber Lester Kennedy Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Law students at The College of William and Mary's School of Law are offering assistance to help ex-offenders restore their voting rights this month. The Senior Services Coalition has elected its ...
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Sarkozy risks 'gay vote' over same-sex marriage stance
FRANCE 24
In May 2007, Nicolas Sarkozy promised gay voters the right to marry. Five years later and no closer to the altar, where have his gay supporters gone? FRANCE 24 takes a look into the French gay vote, and its unexpected emergence on the far-right.
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FRANCE 24
State Rep. Barb Byrum to focus on voter rights, customer service in campaign ...
MLive.com
She opposes what a press release referred to as Republican attempts to suppress citizens' right to vote, such as a law requiring that voters present a state-issued photo identification card at the polls. "State ID cards cost money.
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MLive.com
J. KARL MILLER: Missouri Voter ID Amendment will 'keep honest people honest'
Columbia Missourian
BY J. Karl Miller Arise from thy slumber and man the barricades, Missouri voters — the evil Republicans have yet again declared war against minority, elderly, disabled and otherwise straitened citizens in order to deny or endanger their right to vote.
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Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Vote? The Michigan GOP.
Huffington Post
Despite these facts, former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land had a policy of automatically removing voters who get licenses elsewhere. This practice was ended under a settlement in federal court in 2010. Voting rights groups claimed Land's ...
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BRAEMAR SHIPPING SERVICES PLC : Total Voting Rights
4-traders
... Financial Services Authority's Disclosure and Transparency Rule 5.6.1, the total number of ordinary shares of 10 pence each in the capital of the Company in issue as at 21 February 2012 was 21591065 witheach share carrying the right to one vote.
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Guest Post: Redistricting Challenges in the Texas House
Burnt Orange Report
Trey Martinez Fischer and the team at MALC deserve a lot of credit for their answer: we keep fighting until the voting rights of every Texan are protected. The redistricting process presents many challenges for plaintiff attorneys seeking to protect ...
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The Undead, the unliving, and voting rights « Conservatives on Fire
The Undead, the unliving, and voting rights. Posted on February 21, 2012. 0. This is an Acorn alert! I'm taking the day off so I submit for your reading pleasure the ...
conservativesonfire.wordpress.com/.../the-undead-the-unliving...
Thy GOP Again Has its Sights on the Voting Rights Act.
ThyBlackMan
(ThyBlackMan.com) The landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act must be renewed every twenty five years. In 1981 despite some grumbles and idle threats to oppose its renewal from a few in the Reagan administration, President Reagan dutifully signed the renewal ...
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ThyBlackMan
WE THE PEOPLE: Fight for your voting rights
Crossville Chronicle
By John Wund Chronicle contributor It's time to vote in the first election of the year RIGHT NOW! “Early voting” in the primary election is under way at the Board of Elections (across from the courthouse). But, be prepared!
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• Changing the vote right thing to do
Reporter-Times
It appears from his comments that Mayor Phil Deckard still disagrees with our view of IC 5-14-1.5-3, Section 3 (b), which states, “A secret ballot vote may not be taken at a meeting.” “I think it violates the rights of our members,” Deckard said Monday ...
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GOP Again Has its Sights on theVoting Rights Act
OpEdNews
By earl ofari hutchinson (about the author) The landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act must be renewed every twenty five years. In 1981 despite some grumbles and idle threats to oppose its renewal from a few in the Reagan administration, President Reagan ...
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AMEC PLC : Total Voting Rights
4-traders
Following this change, AMEC plc's registered capital now consists of 337965871 ordinary shares, of which 4588711 are registered as Treasury Shares, leaving a balance of 333377160 shares withvoting rights. The figure of 333377160 may be used by ...
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COLLINS STEWART HAWKPOINT PLC : Holding(s) in Company
4-traders
Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer Collins Stewart of existing shares to which voting rights are Hawkpoint Plc attached: 2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes): An acquisition or disposal of voting rights ...
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Jesse Helms' nephew continues family's anti-civil rights legacy in North Carolina
Facing South
The board of commissioners in Wake County, NC voted yesterday to endorse a constitutional ban on gay marriage in an effort led by Chairman Paul Coble, the nephew of former US Sen. Jesse Helms (RN.C.), a pro-segregationist and gay-rights opponent who ...
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Facing South
TELUS Proposes Converting Non-Voting Shares Into Voting Shares
MarketWatch (press release)
Darren Entwistle, President and CEO, said: "This proposed share conversion is responsive to shareholder feedback, resulting in enhanced trading liquidity and the extension of voting rights to all TELUS shareholders. Notwithstanding the fact that both ...
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Justice Kagan sides with the Right on Miranda
Salon
My argument against Kagan was three-fold: (1) even if (as was likely) she more often than not voteswith the relative liberals on the Court, the fact that she was replacing the most liberal justice meant that the net effect of her appointment would ...
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Romney Unlike Father He Invokes to Connect With Michigan Voters
San Francisco Chronicle
In 1964, he refused to support the party's presidential nominee, Barry Goldwater, in part because of Goldwater's opposition to national civil rights laws, which ended segregation and provided minorityvoting rights. Complicated relationships between ...
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“WISCONSIN SUED OVER RACIALLY DISCRIMINATORY VOTER ...
By Rick Hasen
“This law is a part of the largest legislative effort to turn back the clock on voting rights in our nation in over a century and shows how essential the Voting Rights Act is to allow all Americans their right to vote,” states Advancement Project co ...
Election Law Blog

 
IAM Wins NMB Appeal - Voting Rights Restored at United - 21st ...
The National Mediation Board (NMB) ruled today that nearly 1000 current IAM members whom United Airlines was seeking to remove from the voter eligibility list ...
www.goiam.org/.../9819-iam-wins-nmb-appeal-voting-rights-r...

Voting rights
 for felons draws barbs

Sioux Falls Argus Leader
“If you're convicted of a felony and sentenced to the penitentary, you lose your right to vote,” he said. “Presently, parolees and probationers can vote. All this bill says, is until you finish your sentence, ie parole or probation, you cannot vote ...
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Should the Republican Party of Texas Sue DOJ over Voting Rights Act ...
Texas GOP Vote
By David Bellow The State of Texas is under assault by the Department of Justice and the Voting Rights Act. All this Texas redistricting mess (and the pushing back of the Primary Election date) is due to section 5 of the Voting Rights Act which ...
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Texas GOP Vote
Voter ID laws are growing; so are challenges
USA TODAY
In December, the Justice Department blocked the state's voter ID law under its authority in the Voting Rights Act to review election laws in jurisdictions with a history of discrimination. The Justice Department said non-whites in South Carolina are ...
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USA TODAY
Voting Rights Tenet Assailed; Racist Past, Interminable Suspicion
Yahoo! Contributors Network
COMMENTARY | Politico suggested Sunday the Voting Rights Act section 5 is living its last days. The once sacrosanct pre-clearance procedure for certain states and jurisdictions adopting new voting requirements is subject to increasing dispute among ...
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UNITED DRUG : PLC - Holding in Company
4-traders
This should be the full name of (a) the shareholder; (b) the natural person or legal entity acquiring, disposing of or exercising voting rights in the cases provided for in Article 10 (b) to (h) of Directive 2004/109/EC; (c) all the parties to the ...
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NATIONAL GRID PLC : Total Voting Rights
4-traders
... National Grid's registered capital from 20 February 2012 consists of 3700949542 ordinary shares, of which 135459675 have been purchased in the market and registered as Treasury Shares; leaving a balance of 3565489867 shares with voting rights.
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Investor snub makes DVRs issued by Tata Motors, Pantaloon Retail and Gujarat ...
Economic Times
MUMBAI: Shares having differential voting rights (DVRs) issued by Indian companies have been quoting at sharp discounts to the ordinary shares, causing concern among holders over the restricted scope for capital appreciation. While only three companies ...
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The top 10 best US presidents for black America (SLIDESHOW)
The Grio
Some presidents have been transformational for black Americans: Lincoln led the Union into war against the slaveholding Confederate states; Harry Truman integrated the military, and Lyndon Johnson signed historic civil and voting rights legislation.
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Human rights body to take up 'D' voters' cause
Times of India
GUWAHATI: The National Confederation of Human Rights Organizations (NCHRO), an umbrella body of dalit, tribal and minority groups, will raise the plight of Assam's doubtful voters at the national level and work towards safeguarding the rights of these ...
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Voting rights of the unliving must be protected no less than those of ...
By danmillerinpanama
That is a pitifully small number in view of the massively greater number of unliving United States citizens whose voter registrations have been revoked, depriving them of their voting rights. It amply demonstrates the irrational necrophobia that ...
danmillerinpanama
Navajo Human Rights Commission and San Juan County clash over ...
By Editor
In a political system where even the most trivial issues trigger partisan rancor; the voting rights act has stood for several decades as a rare point of bipartisanship consensus. Until now, because San Juan County commissioner chairman Bruce ...
Navajo news, politics, opinion,...


 
House passes bill to restore felons' voting rights - WKYT
Brad Montell, a Shelbyville Republican, requires a person who is eligible to have his or her voting rights restored to sign a pledge to follow conscience in casting ...
www.wkyt.com/.../House_passes_bill_to_restore_felons_votin...
500 march for voting rights in Chattanooga
Chattanooga Times Free Press
by Yolanda Putman Marchers walk from North Moore Road toward the Brainerd Recreation Center on Saturday in support of voter registration and voting rights. As many as 500 people gathered in Brainerd on Saturday to rally and march for voting rights.
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Pakistan mission sends proposals to enhance voting rights of expatriates
Gulf Today
Talking to the media on Thursday night, the Pakistani Ambassador said that the ECP had recently decided to allow overseas Pakistanis to exercise their voting right in the general elections. “We discussed various options, including the proposals brought ...
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Officials balk at voting districts
Burbank Leader
The California Voting Rights Act mandates districts if a particular racial group has been traditionally disenfranchised by an at-large system, said Paul Mitchell, of Sacramento's Redistricting Partners, who conducted the study.
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Mitt Romney Loses Endorsement of Ohio Attorney General Over Romney Position ...
Ballot Access
Now, Ohio Attorney General Michael DeWine, who was once a US Senator, has withdrawn his endorsement of Romney and is instead endorsing Rick Santorum, specifically over Romney's position on voting rights for ex-felons. See this story.
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Embassy starts meetings over voting mechanism
Khaleej Times
The Election Commission of Pakistan on February 14 decided to grant voting rights to overseas Pakistanis. The decision will allow 3.7 million Pakistanis living abroad to vote. The ambassador said that the recommendations of the first meeting at the ...
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The Maryland House of Delegates passes the same-sex marriage bill.
Annapolis Capital
The vote came after a large number of delegates spoke on the bill over a two-hour period. Opponents often cited religious beliefs, while supporters said the bill was about civil rights. Citing the Bible, Del. Andrew A. Serafini, R-Washington, ...
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DVRs gain momentum after 12 years
Daily News & Analysis
By Nitin Shrivastava & Sachin P Mampatta | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Although the government allowed companies to raise capital through differential voting rights (DVR) shares way back in 2000, it took nearly nine years for the concept to translate ...
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Straight Answers on Voter ID
MyrtleBeachOnline.com
The practice also brings up unpleasant memories of poll taxes and charging people for the right tovote. While the law does provide for free IDs, it does not cover the cost of obtaining the necessary documents to receive that identification.
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Election 2012 and The Right to Vote:The Battle for Democracy | The ...
By The Editors
the already-fierce battle over the franchise between those forces who want to limit the right to voteand those who want to maintain its expansive momentum is bound to intensify enormously as this year's battle for the Presidency moves into ...
The Defenders Online | A Civil...

 
Kentucky House Approves Bill To Restore Voting Rights For ...
Kentucky House Approves Bill To Restore Voting Rights For Released Felons | Yesterday, the Kentucky House of Representatives approved a measure for a ...
thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/.../kentucky-felon-voting-rights...

Voting Rights Act needed for Latinos, college says
NECN
(AP) — An annual survey of Eastern Washington's Latino population by a Whitman College group recommended Thursday that the state Legislature pass a Voting Rights Act to facilitate minority representation in local communities.
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House passes bill to restore felons' voting rights
kypost.com
The state House of Representatives approved a proposal that would let Kentuckians decide whether to amend the state Constitution to restore some felons' voting rights. House Bill 70 , sponsored by Democratic Rep. Jesse Crenshaw of Lexington, ...
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kypost.com
Holdings in Company
Stockhouse
Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes): --------------------------------------------------------------------======== An acquisition or disposal of voting rights X ...
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Claremont Unified begins process to determine if it is in compliance with ...
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
CLAREMONT - The Claremont Unified School District approved a contract up to $4500 to conduct a demographic analysis to see if the district is in compliance with the California Voting Rights Act. Former board president Beth Bingham told board members ...
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Sharpton, CBC Join Forces on Voter Suppression
Politic365
One goal is to recreate three historic voting rights marches in 1965. As a result of those efforts, Congress passed the Voting Rights Act signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on August 6, 1965. “We will stay in the same encampments that Dr. King ...
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Law to regulate voter registration drives not needed
The Tand D.com
Legislation mandating the photo ID has been rejected by the US Justice Department under preclearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act. South Carolina is fighting in court, with the Republican-dominated Legislature determined that the law is ...
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Latvians to Vote on Sensitive Russia Issue
Wall Street Journal
Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis has urged people to vote "no," saying that "the status of Latvia's core values is not questionable." Politicians further to the right portray the referendum as part of a broader struggle for power by Russians intent on ...
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Advocacy Roundtable Rebukes Voter Suppression Laws | AFL-CIO ...
By admin
Advocates, community members and working people gathered this week at an advocacy roundtable at the Center for American Progress to learn about efforts to suppress voting rights on the state level. Nicole Austin-Hillery, director of the ...
AFL-CIO NOW BLOG
Voting Rights Act needed for Latinos, college says – Washington ...
By Tomas
Voting Rights Act needed for Latinos, college says – Washington From: seattlepi.com. Tagged:voting rights, Washington. Read More in English: www.seattlepi.com. Traducido: usando Google o Altavista/Babel Fish. Posted on: February 17th, ...
HispanicTips
National Youth Rights Association » #16tovote on the 16th ...
By SciVille
JonSM99 16 year olds not smart enough to vote? Like adults have done so well? #16tovote. JonSM99 Joan of Arc would support voting rights for 16 year olds. #16tovote. Jordan_Carr #16ToVote because nothing in the Constitution says that ...
National Youth Rights Association


Overstreet: Voting right bill would require districts be designed to let ...
From Paben Rep. Jason Overstreet, R-Blaine, got back to me last Friday about why he opposes the Washington Voting Rights Act of 2012. I apologize for the.
blogs.bellinghamherald.com/.../overstreet-voting-right-bill-wo...

Pakistani expats given voting rights
Telegraph.co.uk
Shamila Chaudhary, an analyst in Eurasia Group's Asia practice and a former Pakistan director on the US government's's National Security Council, said that at face value, giving overseas Pakistanis the right to vote appeared “politically motivated”.
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Telegraph.co.uk
Pakistani-Americans hail voting rights move -
Associated Press of Pakistan
WASHINGTON, Feb 16 (APP): The Pakistani-American community has welcomed the Election Commission of Pakistan's move, allowing the large diaspora the right to vote in future elections. The leaders of the community and political activists called the ...
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Whitman College study recommends Voting Rights Act
Seattle Post Intelligencer
The report released Thursday recommended that the state Legislature pass a Washington Voting Rights Act to facilitate minority representation in local communities. A House bill that would have made it easier for minorities to get elected to local ...
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Voting forum in St. Louis to follow new Selma march against 'voter suppression'
St. Louis Beacon
By Robert Koenig, Beacon Washington correspondent WASHINGTON - A week after voting rightsactivists stage a new "Selma march" next month to protest state "vote suppression" laws, the Rev. Al Sharpton and other leaders will join US Rep.
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Hundreds crowd state Capitol to oppose anti-voting rights amendment
Workday Minnesota
PAUL - More than 200 people crowded a legislative hearing Wednesday to oppose a proposed amendment to the state Constitution that would limit voting rights by imposing ID requirements. The measure, backed by Republicans, advanced on a party-line vote.
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Workday Minnesota
Sharpton to join Clay at St. Louis symposium to combat 'voter suppression'
STLtoday.com
William Lacy Clay and other political leaders in St. Louis next month at Harris-Stowe State University for a gathering designed to highlight what they view as attacks on voting rights from beefed-up ID requirements and other proposed changes in voting ...
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Did Facebook Billionaire Peter Thiel Just Endorse Voting Rights For Kids?
Business Insider
because old people vote and young people do not or cannot." (Emphasis ours.) And he's obviouslyright: people over 18 rarely vote but people under 18 aren't allowed to vote. Does that mean Peter Thiel thinks people under 18 should get the right to vote ...
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Your one vote can make all the difference
Daily News & Analysis
Speak Up brings you opinion of citizens as to why it is necessary to exercise your fundamental right If you want to keep democracy alive then I urge all the citizens to come out and exercise their voting rights. Do not choose your candidate party wise.
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Loretta Weinberg claims New Jersey voted down 1915 referendum giving women the ...
PolitiFact
The results of a referendum nearly a century ago shows the rights of one group should not be determined by public vote, according to a New Jersey senator opposed to a state referendum on gay marriage. Asked in a recent interview about Gov.
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Southern mayors mark civil rights milestones
Alexandria Town Talk
Such efforts in communities across the South produced the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the 1965Voting Rights Act, Deardorff said. Gwen Patton of Montgomery, Ala., said she was "fortified" by the events of 1963. "It brought national attention to the ...
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Whitman College study recommends Voting Rights Act - Northwest ...
Students at Whitman College who conducted a study of Latinos in Eastern Washington say more needs to be done to ensure the population is adequately represented in government.
The Olympian Online -- Northwest
Voter ID Laws Place The Rights Of Americans Under Attack ...
By NewsTaco
By U.S. Rep. Charles Gonzalez The 14th Amendment to the Constitution forbids any state to infringe on…
NewsTaco


From the NYTimes:
Other Means

by Alexander Keyssar

Cambridge, Mass., 2/13

THE 2012 general election campaign is likely to be a fight for every last vote, which means that it will also be a fight over who gets to cast one.

Partisan skirmishing over election procedures has been going on in state legislatures across the country for several years. Republicans have called for cutbacks in early voting, an end to same-day registration, higher hurdles for ex-felons, the presentation of proof-of-citizenship documents and regulations discouraging registration drives. The centerpiece of this effort has been a national campaign to require voters to present particular photo ID documents at the polls. Characterized as innocuous reforms to preserve election integrity, beefed-up ID requirements have passed in more than a dozen states since 2005 and are still being considered in more than 20 others.

Opponents of the laws, mostly Democrats, claim that they are intended to reduce the participation of the young, of the poor and of minorities, who are most likely to lack government-issued IDs — and also most likely to vote Democratic.

Conflict over exercising the right to vote has been a longstanding theme in our history. The overarching trend, which we celebrate, has been greater inclusion: property requirements were dropped; racial barriers were formally eliminated; women were enfranchised.

Yet there have always been counter trends. While the franchise expanded during some moments and in some places, it contracted in others, depriving Americans of a right they had once held. Between 1790 and 1850 — the period when property requirements were being dropped — four Northern states disenfranchised African-American voters, and New Jersey halted a 17-year experiment permitting women to vote. During this same period, nine states passed laws excluding “paupers” from political rights.

After Reconstruction, both major political parties attempted to constrict the electorate, albeit in different locales. In the South — as is well known — Democratic state legislatures employed a variety of devices, including literacy tests, poll taxes, “understanding” clauses and, eventually, Democratic primaries restricted to whites. As a result, African-Americans were largely excluded from electoral participation from the 1890s until the 1960s.

In the North, similar, if less draconian, legal changes, generally sponsored by Republicans, targeted (among others) the millions of immigrant workers pouring into the country. In 1921, for example, New York State adopted an English-language literacy requirement for voters that remained in force (and was enforced) for decades. Almost invariably, these new limits on the franchise were fueled by partisan interests and ethnic or racial tensions; they were embraced by respectable Americans, like the eminent historian Francis Parkman, who had come to view universal suffrage as a “questionable blessing.”

Who Votes?

A series about the complexities of voters and voting.

Many of the late 19th- and early 20th-century laws operated not by excluding specific classes of citizens but by erecting procedural obstacles that were justified as measures to prevent fraud or corruption. It was to “preserve the purity of the ballot box” that legislatures passed laws requiring voters to bring their sealed naturalization papers to the polls or to present written evidence that they had canceled their registration at any previous address or to register annually, in person, on one of only two Tuesdays.

The new procedures were widely recognized, by both their advocates and their targets, as having a far greater impact on some groups of voters — immigrants, blue-collar workers, the poor — than on others, and they often succeeded. In Pittsburgh in 1906, a personal registration law, sponsored by Republicans to check the influence of a crusading reformer, cut the number of registered voters in half.

In the 1930s, “pauper exclusion” laws were invoked to disenfranchise jobless men and women who were receiving relief. In 2000, Massachusetts disenfranchised prisoners after they formed an organization to promote inmate rights.

The targets of exclusionary laws have tended to be similar for more than two centuries: the poor, immigrants, African-Americans, people perceived to be something other than “mainstream” Americans. No state has ever attempted to disenfranchise upper-middle-class or wealthy white male citizens.

The current wave of procedural restrictions on voting, including strict photo ID requirements, ought to be understood as the latest chapter in a not always uplifting story: Americans of both parties have sometimes rejected democratic values or preferred partisan advantage to fair democratic processes. Acknowledging the realities of our history should lead all of us to be profoundly skeptical of laws that burden, or impede, the exercise of what Lyndon B. Johnson called “the basic right, without which all others are meaningless.” More is at stake here than the outcome of the 2012 election. Even a cursory survey of world events over the last 20 — or 100 — years makes plain that democracies are fragile, that democratic institutions can be undermined from within. Ours are no exception.

Alexander Keyssar, a professor of history and social policy at Harvard, is the author of “The Right to Vote: the Contested History of Democracy in the United States.”





Clariant AG : Clariant recommends repeal of restriction on voting rights

Reuters
Clariant AG / Clariant AG : Clariant recommends repeal of restriction on voting rights . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. Muttenz, 15 February 2012 - Clariant will ...
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Anti-gang, voting rights bills fail to advance in Olympia
Yakima Herald-Republic
Two hot-button legislative proposals -- a state voting rights act and an anti-gang bill -- died Tuesday in Olympia. Each held vastly different, but no less controversial, implications for Yakima. One, a proposal, which would have legalized civil ...
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Increasing voter pool: ECP grants overseas Pakistanis voting rights
The Express Tribune
PHOTO: ONLINE/ FILE ISLAMABAD: Voting rights were finally granted by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to 3.7 million overseas Pakistanis on Tuesday. “The decision will pave the way for overseas Pakistanis to actively take part in national...
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The Express Tribune
Law professor to address voting rights issues at USD
Sioux City Journal
Considering Changed Circumstances and the Continuing Need for Special Rules under the Voting Rights Act of 1965," at noon in the School of Law courtroom, 414 E. Clark St. The law school program is an annual activity honoring Marshall, ...
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Voter-Rights Advocates Oppose Michigan Election Law Changeup
Interlochen Public Radio
Critics say it continues a trend in Michigan of adding restrictions to voting that discourages people who are poor, elderly, or handicapped from voting. A group of nine organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union and the League of Women ...
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News Corp: How To Profit From The Voting Rights
Seeking Alpha
The Murdoch family has this control because it owns 40% of the shares that have voting rights. News Corporation has a corporate structure with two classes of shares, one has voting rights and the other does not. They are both traded on the Nasdaq with ...
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Spanish Election Materials Required by Voting Rights Act
TribLocal
This requirement is a result of 2010 US Census data applied to the requirements test under §203 of the Voting Rights Act (42 USC §1973aa-1a). The first trigger to qualify a jurisdiction under §203 is the response to race and then the language ...
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TribLocal
If Investors Want More Voting Rights, They Should Have Invented Facebook
Seeking Alpha
For background, ISS is a proxy advisor that tells common stockholder clients how to vote when companies they invest in need to make decisions. Reuters reports that ISS is in a huff because the corporate governance structure of Facebook gives Zuckerberg ...
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Eric Holder's Protection of Voter Fraud
FrontPage Magazine
Seeking to overturn a DOJ judgment that its voter photo identification law, passed in May 2011, violates the National Voting Rights Act (NVRA), the state of South Carolina recently announced that it is suing the Justice Department and Attorney General ...
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Catholic Church in Mexico Draws Political Fire over Voting Guidelines for Faithful
Fox News
The now-defunct party, Mexico Possible, had accused a total of 13 prelates of cautioning parishioners not to vote for parties that supported abortion or gay rights. Mexico Possible interpreted those statements as a campaign against its own platform.
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CCLA to Intervene in Newfoundland Voting Rights Case « Canadian ...
By Cara Zwibel
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is a national organization that was constituted in 1964 to promote respect for and observance of fundamental human rights and civil liberties. Our work, which includes research, public education and ...
Canadian Civil Liberties Association

If Investors Want More Voting Rights, They Should Have Invented ...
If Investors Want More Voting Rights, They Should Have Invented Facebook. Josh Constine. posted yesterday. Comments. View Staff Page Follow me on Twitter ...
techcrunch.com/2012/02/14/facebook-voting-rights/
Stringent provision in voting rights act could be overturned
Coverage of national news from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
www.post-gazette.com/pg/12041/1209263-84-0.stm?cmpid...
State Voting Rights Act may mean trouble for Yakima's system ...
If state lawmakers adopt voting rights legislation intended to assure minority representation, Yakima could find itself entangled in expensive litigation.
www.yakima-herald.com/.../state-voting-rights-act-may-mean-...

Attique hails voting right to overseas Pakistanis

Kashmir Watch
ISLAMABAD – Ex-Premier of AJK/President Muslim Conference Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan has fervently hailed the landmark ruling of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for granting voting right to the overseas Pakistanis, saying it will truly enhance ...
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Voting rights group files suit over Texas registration practices
Houston Chronicle
"A developing body of state practices and provisions targeted at voter registration activities is endangering the rights of many Texas voters," the lawsuit alleges. The group, affiliated with the Washington DC-based Project Vote, runs nonpartisan voter ...
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Japan Trade Min Edano: Voting Rights Will Depend On How Much Aid Tepco Receives
Wall Street Journal
TOKYO (Dow Jones)--Japan's trade minister said Tuesday that the proportion of management voting rights the government receives in return for injecting more cash into troubled utility Tokyo Electric Power Co. (9501.TO) would depend on the sums involved.
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Early on, redistricting hearing focuses on redrawing interim maps
San Antonio Express
Instead, the panel of three federal judges — charged by the US Supreme Court with redrawing interim maps for Texas — heard dueling arguments on how best to change the state's maps so they conform to Voting Rights Act requirements.
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Pew report: One in eight voting registrations inaccurate
Los Angeles Times
Those obstacles, too, fell, often with the aid of the courts and landmark federal legislation on voting rights. But the issue of voting access is so politically sensitive, it remains on the national agenda even in the 21st century.
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Poll: Ohio Voters Would Approve A 'Right-To-Work' Law, Despite SB 5 Opposition
TPM
A new survey from Quinnipiac University shows that despite voting down an anti-union measure in November aimed at curtailing the rights of public workers to collectively bargin, Ohio voters are ready for a "Right-To-Work" law, which would stop workers ...
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US proxy advisor accuses Zuckerberg of 'hubris' over Facebook voting rights ...
TruthDive
London, Feb 14 (ANI): A prominent American proxy advisory firm has accused Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg accused of 'hubris', criticizing his plan to use a dual class share structure to maintain control of voting rights at the firm even after the ...
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Proposal rankles minority caucus
Albany Times Union
K04GST (Monaster, Thomas) ALBANY — A caucus of black and Hispanic state legislators has condemned proposed Senate districts, saying the maps drafted by Republicans in that chamber "dilute" minority voting rights. "It really is an assault on the Voting ...
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OPINION - Deneen Borelli - Why Voter ID Should Matter to Americans of All Races
Fox News
Jesse Jackson and other establishment civil rights leaders scolded South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley earlier this year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day no less, for her state's voter identification law. They reminded her that her Indian ancestry (Gov.
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The Wealthy One Percent That's Behind Minnesota's Voter ID Push
truthout
The perennial swing state of Minnesota is the latest to be enthralled in debate over Republican-led efforts to create new voting restrictions that civil rights groups say will undermine voter access for low-income people of color, the disabled, ...
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ECP grants overseas Pakistanis right to vote – The Express Tribune
By noreply@tribune.com.pk (Web Desk)
The decision will allow 3.7 million Pakistanis living abroad to vote.
The Express Tribune
Vote 2012: Dear DOJ, Happy Valentine's Day | Open Society ...
By Muzna Ansari
Before I knew it, the DOJ sent along another bouquet, this time lilies and yellow jessamines from South Carolina when it rejected South Carolina's voter photo ID law, for not meeting the requirements of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which ...
Open Society Foundations
State Voting Rights Act may mean trouble for Yakima's system

Yakima Herald-Republic
If state lawmakers adopt voting rights legislation intended to assure minority representation, Yakima could find itself entangled in expensive litigation. Seattle University law professor David Perez, who helped draft legislation to establish a state ...
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COLUMN: Voting rights and responsibilities
Weatherford Democrat
Since earliest times, voting rights have been an extremely important facet of the great American experiment. There was vigorous debate from the onset of our nation's founding about how our country would be governed — whether as a democracy, a republic ...
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Schaeffler boost for bondholder rights
Financial Times
Schaeffler's €2bn worth of senior secured bonds were the first in Europe to give full, proportionalvoting rights in any restructuring to bondholders. “We understood quickly that investors were very keen on 'one euro, one vote',” Klaus Rosenfeld, ...
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Ensure voting rights to displaced persons
Daily Mirror
A polls observer today asked the Elections Commissioner in writing to take steps to ensure thevoting rights of displaced people at the election to Puthukuduiruppu and Maritime Pattu Pradeshiya Sabhas in the Mullaitivu District.
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Why compromise when you're right?
Las Vegas Sun
I don't know of any laws passed by Republicans that strip away votersrights, unless Branco is referring to requiring photo IDs to vote. Republicans could compromise and let Acorn continue to register voters named Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.
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Obama Budget Includes Language on DC Budget Autonomy
DCist.com
President Barack Obama has largely been silent on DC voting rights since coming to office three years ago. Today, though, he is unveiling his 2013 budget, within which he has included language endorsing the District's fight to spend its own money when ...
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DCist.com
Turkmen president wins 97 pct of vote in election
Reuters
Human Rights Watch has criticised "draconian restrictions" on media and religious freedoms in the mainly Muslim country. Turnout among 2.9 million registered voters was also just shy of 97 percent, the election commission said, while the president's ...
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New Jersey Senate Approves Gay Marriage Bill as Christie Veto Threat Looms
Bloomberg
Fifty-four percent of New Jersey voters support gay marriage and 35 percent don't, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton poll released today. When lawmakers weighed the issue in 2009, 46 percent were in favor and 40 percent weren't. Civil Rights Voters ...
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Bloomberg
Idaho Votes Against Adding LGBT Protections To State's Human Rights Act
Queerty
... individuals under the Idaho Human Rights Act. Legislative committees don't hear testimony at print hearings, but that didn't stop 300 people from watching as the proposal fell, with only the committee's two Democrats voting to print the bill.
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Will Maryland lead on marriage equality?
Washington Post (blog)
In the end, President Johnson and committed activists in the House and Senate pushed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. And guess what? It shattered the Democratic Party coalition. The party lost its national dominance.
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ACLU Blog Post: Let Eileen Vote | Turtle Talk
By Matthew L.M. Fletcher
The illegal denial of Eileen's voting rights is part of South Dakota's long and troubling history of violating the civil rights of Native Americans. Native Americans are highly over-represented in the criminal justice system, so denying voting rights ...
Turtle Talk
Youth Rights 101, Part 4: The Right to Vote - National Youth Rights ...
By SciVille
This is part of the Youth Rights 101 series. Please check out Youth Rights 101: Introduction for the rest of the series and more information. Is it really so important for youth to have the right to vote? Of course! While some may debate how low ...
National Youth Rights Association
How To Dismiss Civil Rights History: A Lesson From NJ | NewsTaco
By NewsTaco
During the heyday of lynching, poll taxes, and “separate but equal” schools, any referendum onvoting rights and civil rights for African Americans would have excluded many of the very people seeking those rights. It was only because the ...
NewsTaco
Letter: Protect voting rights

Topeka Capital Journal
The right to vote is the most valuable and precious right you have. It was bought for you by a soldier, and all other rights from the government flow from your right to vote. You should guard it as jealously as you would guard your most priceless ...
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Transformation: Effectuating Democracy by a VotersRights Amendment
Media Monitors Network
There is an inherent right in a representative democracy to cast an effective vote, and a failure by the government to protect that right nullifies the electoral process....By amending their constitution to ensure the primacy of voters and their right ...
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Two fears drive fight on photo ID
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The debate in Minnesota and nationally pits worries about voter rights against concern over voter fraud. Cindy Westrup put up signs to lead caucusgoers to the right places at the Republican precinct caucuses Tuesday at Rutherford Elementary School in ...
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Venezuelans vote to choose Chavez's challenger
Albany Times Union
12, 2012 primary, from left to right; Maria Corina Machado, Diego Arria, Pablo Medina, Pablo Perez and Henrique Capriles. Venezuelans head to the polls Sunday to choose a single opposition candidate that will challenge President Hugo Chavez in October.
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High turnout in UP stumps parties, calculations go awry
Daily Pioneer
On Saturday, second time in a row, people came out in large numbers and used their voting rightsas 59 constituencies went to poll in the second phase. Polling percentage was recorded at 59 per cent. Turnout in the first phase election was 62 per cent.
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Turkmen Cast Votes For President, But Outcome Largely A Foregone Conclusion
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Berdymukhammedov allowed his father to exercise his constitutional rightas the elder in the family and vote first. All seven other candidates also cast their ballots. The February 12 poll marked only the third time in more than 20 years of ...
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RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Judges to define districts, set primaries soon
Houston Chronicle
Texas was supposed to take part in the Super Tuesday vote on March 6, but the failure of the state to win approval of new political maps in Washington and a separate civil rights lawsuit in San Antonio delayed the vote to April 3, when the state was ...
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Analysis: Obama pitches middle while GOP eyes base
CBS News
Obama already is in general-election mode, with the luxury of courting voters who don't ascribe to a political party. The eventual Republican nominee is moving to the right and probably will have to edge back toward the center in the fall.
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Optimism on gay nuptials in NJ, despite a likely veto from Gov. Christie
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
Supporters, however, will treat a vote by both houses as an important milestone in a fight they will continue to wage. "I don't think there's one civil rights leader in the South who thought ending segregation would be a slam dunk on the first time out ...
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Rep Ellison Discusses Voting Rights and Payroll Tax Cuts with ...
Rep Ellison Discusses Voting Rights and Payroll Tax Cuts with Esme Murphy February 6, 2012.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=agVfmezU1d4
Right-to-vote lawsuit advancing in local court system
Virgin Islands Daily News
The case, which attorney Russell Pate filed last year, argues that federal voting rights have been denied since the United States bought the territories in the early 1900s - when segregation and Jim Crow laws prevailed amid fears of the new US Virgin ...
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District-based voting mulled in Tulare, Visalia
Fresno Bee
If voters say yes, the two cities will join a growing list of Valley municipalities and school districts making the switch from "at-large" to district elections. But if voters say no, the cities will be at risk of being sued by voting-rights ...
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Appeal revives NC challenge to Voting Rights Act
Bayoubuzz
RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A lawsuit challenging a major feature of the 1965 Voting Rights Act used to overturn how local elections in the eastern North Carolina town of Kinston are conducted deserves a new look from lower court judges, a federal appeals ...
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This week in the War on Voting: South Dakota's shameful legacy continues
Daily Kos
Though she had been convicted of a felony, her sentence to probation meant that she had not lost the right to cast a ballot. “I went [to vote] with my son who had just turned 18. As soon as I tried to vote I was told no because I was a felon.
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Daily Kos
"Work, responsibility, authority" - Sarkozy woos right-wing voters
Monsters and Critics.com
With two months to the first round of voting on April 22, opinion polls put him in second place, behind Socialist frontrunner Francois Hollande and ahead of far-right National Front leader Marine le Pen. In 2007, Sarkozy took votes from the National ...
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Overseas voters: Details still murky
Free Malaysia Today
PETALING JAYA: Details are still murky regarding the voting rights for all Malaysians living abroad as the Election Commission (EC) has yet to make any concrete decision on the matter. On Thursday, after a three-hour long meeting with the EC, ...
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Judges: Texas should work to keep primary in April
CBS News
(AP) SAN ANTONIO — A federal court sent a message Friday that the Texas primaries shouldn't be pushed past April because of bitterly disputed voting maps and ordered the state and minority rightsgroups to spend the weekend back at the bargaining ...
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How Incompetence and Malfeasance Infect the Voting Process
American Thinker
A five-year DOJ Voting Rights Section veteran, Adams cites his firsthand experience with officials who sought to promote a radical racialist agenda and who knowingly violated the National Voting Rights Act (NVRA). Adams sounds an alarm, arguing that ...
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Va. Democrats, Republicans: No, we can't just get along
Washington Times
... Assembly are trading accusations that each is focusing too much on divisive and controversial issues, with both sides saying the other is overplaying GOP-led legislation on abortion, gun control and voting rights thus far during the 2012 session.
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Washington Times
Register now to vote in March primary
Galesburg Register-Mail
By Stephen Di Benedetto Residents who want to exercise their rights and weigh in on an undecided GOP presidential primary race have exactly 10 days to register to vote with the local election offices. So far, 18334 Galesburg voters and 15154 Knox ...
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Al Sharpton: 'You Cannot Have Rights Voted On' - It's 'Tyranny By ...
By Noel Sheppard
UPDATE AT END OF POST: The Confederacy's Jefferson Davis railed against "the tyranny of the majority" wanting to end slavery. Al Sharpton on Friday said something that every American on both sides of the aisle should totally fear.
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Mark Zuckerberg Used To Buy Shareholders' Voting Rights For ...
Early investors in Facebook signed away their voting rights to Mark Zuckerberg in exchange for $100 cash, reports The New York Times. This quirky ...
articles.businessinsider.com/.../31040319_1_mark-zuckerberg...

No voting rights for slum-dwellers
IBNLive.com
ROURKELA: Caught in 'no man's land', a sizeable population here have no voting rights. For 17 years, the Government has failed to identify them either as rural or as urban dwellers. As a result, they are not registered as residents.
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State of Black Florida rally addresses voter's rights
Tallahassee Democrat (blog)
Jordan Culver/Democrat Protesters marched alongside FAMU students, legislators and members of the NAACP this morning in defense of their voting rights. The 10th Annual State of Black Florida Conference continued earlier today with several morning ...
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Arizona redistricting commission submits congressional map to US for Voting ...
The Republic
AP PHOENIX — A federal review of Arizona's map of new congressional districts for compliance with the Voting Rights Act is about to start. The Independent Redistricting Commission says its submission of the map and supporting documentation will start ...
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This Black History Month, Remember the Past and Change the Future
Huffington Post
As we observe Black History Month, there is no better time to stop and recognize that the struggle of many Americans to exercise their right to vote is not confined to the past. A disturbing new chapter of that struggle is playing out now.
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ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LIMITED - Total Voting Rights
Stockhouse
The voting rights of all of these shares are identical with each share carrying the right to one vote, except that holders of E ordinary shares will not be entitled to veto any resolution that would otherwise have been capable of being passed, or not, ...
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The Wealthy One Percent That's Behind Minnesota's Voter ID Push
ColorLines magazine
by Brentin Mock | Print | Comment ( View ) The perennial swing state of Minnesota is the latest to be enthralled in debate over Republican-led efforts to create new voting restrictions that civil rightsgroups say will undermine voter access for ...
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Voter ID critics rally, continue opposition in Gastonia
Gaston Gazette
The last thing they need, he told Gaston County commissioners Thursday, is extra hurdles to exercising their right to vote. “There are a lot of people who have never had an ID card, never had a driver's license, who are living citizens in Gaston County ...
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Guest column: Ira Sharp: Hearing raises questions on Florida voting changes
Naples Daily News
The long-term public policy implications of discouraging eligible citizens from exercising their right tovote, beginning in the high schools and continuing through working years and retirement, are positively frightening. Fewer citizen voters and more ...
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Senate vote nixes protection for ID gays, lesbians
The Oshkosh Northwestern
By John Miller, AP BOISE, Idaho (WTW) — Tears and cries of outrage erupted from a crowd numbering around 300 after Friday's party-line Senate committee vote to reject changes to the state's Human Rights Act meant to protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and ...
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Truing the Voter Rolls, Voter Integrity Project: Many States have More Voters ...
Wizbang (blog)
Judicial Watch on an election integrity project to pressure the states to clean up voter registration rolls to satisfy Section 8 of the National Voting Rights Act (NVRA), a law that all too many states have been violating for years.
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DailyKos: Suppressing the Vote 2012 — South Dakota Edition ...
By Matthew L.M. Fletcher
Currently before the South Dakota legislature is HB 1247, a bill which will substantially change thevoting rights of those with criminal convictions. Currently, under South Dakota Law certain criminal convictions do not result in the removal of ...
Turtle Talk
A Second Look at Photo ID Requirements for Voters
By Vasant Ramachandran
Under our Constitution, states have every right to enact restrictions on voter registration and ballot submission that do not systematically violate the rights of American citizens. But there is no constitutional basis for nullifying state-imposed ...
The Stanford Review


Voting rights
:ADVA AG Optical Networking:Release in accordance with section 26 ...
Reuters
SMALLCAP World Fund, Inc., Los Angeles, California, USA, notified us pursuant to section 21 paragraph 1 WpHG that on February 6, 2012 its voting rights in ADVA AG Optical Networking fell below the threshold of 3% and amounted to 2.95% (1.403.100 voting ...
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States line up to challenge stringent Section 5 voting rights provision
Washington Post
Conservative activists and Republican attorneys general have launched a series of lawsuits meant to challenge the most muscular provision of the Voting Rights Act 0f 1965 before a Supreme Court that has signaled it is suspicious of its ...
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Felons' voting rights bill passes SD House panel
Appleton Post Crescent
PIERRE, SD (WTW) — To clarify voting rights of felons, a South Dakota House committee passed a bill Thursday that strips any right to cast a ballot until sentences are completed. Sen. Gene Abdallah, a Sioux Falls Republican and the measure's main ...
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My View: American voting rights remain unequal
Northwest Missourian
The victim is always morally right, neither responsible nor accountable, and forever entitled to sympathy". This directly correlates to the Obama Department of Justice's policies on what is known as "voter suppression" in politically correct circles, ...
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Union carpenters get a new tool: Voting rights
Crain's New York Business
Rank-and-file carpenters will get to vote on their contracts for the first time in their union's history. The question now: Will the deals go through? By Daniel Massey @masseydaniel Rank-and-file carpenters will get to vote on their contracts for the ...
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Chamber attack ads play in Ohio; voting rights challenge promised; AG DeWine ...
WKSU News
Ohio Democrats and other voting rights groups say they'll challenge a new state voting law if Republicans pass one. GOP lawmakers already passed a bill last year that limits early and absentee voting and restricts local board of elections hours and ...
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WKSU News
Big Banks Behind Voter ID Push In Minnesota
Care2.com (blog)
by Jessica Pieklo Minnesota is just one of sixteen states facing restrictive Voter ID proposals and a new report sheds some light on just who is financing the battle to restrict voting rights in the state. The report released by the group TakeAction ...
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Truing the Voter Rolls, Voter Integrity Project: Many States have More Voters ...
ChicagoNow (blog)
By publiusforum, today at 12:30 pm True the Vote is proud to announce that it is teaming with Judicial Watch on an election integrity project to pressure the states to clean up voter registration rolls to satisfy Section 8 of the National Voting Rights ...
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El Paso Mayor Fighting Ouster on Gay Rights Vote Counts Rising Legal Bill
Bloomberg
“The highest civil right that all of us possess is the right to vote, and our City Council took away our right to do that.” Costly Vote An April 14 recall election may cost as much as $1.3 million, City Clerk Richarda Momsen said.
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Bloomberg


 
Mark Zuckerberg Used To Buy Early Investors' Voting Rights For $100
By Dylan Love
I'm pretty sure that any Investor who signed away their voting right for $100 still holds a heck of a lot of investor Rights under California law. And, if they wanted to unwind this provision, a law suit or two would likely crumble this provision to ...
SAI
The Congressional Black Caucus Fights for the Right of the People's ...
By Intern
It condemns the passage of state legislation that strips away the rights of the American people to vote. Chairman Cleaver encouraged every Member of the House to stand with the Congressional Black Caucus against any law that threatens ...
The Congressional Black Caucus
Feingold right, says Stein: Obama wrong to engage in "corrupt ...
By davidswanson
Dr. Stein supports public financing of elections, the constitutional amendment championed by Move to Amend, and a series of voting rights reforms called the Voter Bill of Rights. She is the clear leader in the Green Party presidential primaries, ...
War Is A Crime .org

Web1 new result for voting rights
 
Kentucky weighs restoring voting rights to felons - The Courier-Journal
Restaurant manager Jason Marvin Smith of Elizabethtown said he accepts full responsibility for a felony that landed him on probation as an 18-year-old for ...
www.courier-journal.com/.../Kentucky-felon-voting-rights
Voting rights group moves to suspend candidate filing in county races

Greensboro News & Record
The Southern Coalition for Social Justice, which is suing the state and the county over a redistricting law that leaves nearly 43000 county voters without representation on the board, filed the motions late Tuesday night. They have also moved for a ...
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Voting Rights Act for minorities
The Seattle Times
The only sure beneficiaries of “Washington Votings Rights Act” are lawyers [“Ensuring voting rights,” Opinion, Feb. 2]. The Seattle Times got it wrong in the editorial supporting the Act moving through the Legislature. The “Election Chaos Act,” as it ...
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“The Right to Vote is Fragile and Must Be Defended.”
IREHR News (blog)
Excerpts from presentation by Leonard Zeskind to the "Annual Civil Rights Town Hall Meeting" held by the Kansas City, Missouri branch of the NAACP on January 28, 2012. First I need to provide a bit of history on voting rights.
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South Carolina Voter ID Law Defended By State In Challenge To Justice Department
Huffington Post
But Democrats and minority rights groups have said the laws are part of a concerted effort by Republicans to chip away at the voting rights of minorities -- who are key constituencies for the Democrats -- ahead of the 2012 presidential election.
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Faith community opposes amendment that would restrict voter rights
Workday Minnesota
Effectively this gives more influence to a smaller number of wealthy, privileged and primarily Whitevoters. Furthermore, passage of the referendum would effectively eliminate voting as a right, making it a privilege instead. People of faith recognize ...
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Wells Fargo, US Bank Execs Funding Pols Behind Minnesota Voter ID Push
ColorLines magazine
Civil rights advocates say such amendments will keep thousands of voters of color from the polls. If the ballot measure succeeds it would bypass the state's Democratic governor, who vetoed a similar bill last year. “Over the past week, we've learned a ...
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Overseas Pakistanis' right to vote
DAWN.com
THIS is with reference to your editorial 'Voting rights for ex-pats' (Jan 27). The main hurdle to giving overseas Pakistanis the right to vote is procedural and logistical. The issue of amending certain laws is understandable.
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SC bill would add requirements to register voters
The Tand D.com
Alan Clemmons, contends it's about holding third-party groups accountable for properly handling a person's right to vote, and applies to all groups spanning the political spectrum. The House measure requires any group that conducts voter registration ...
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A Conversation With Journalist D. Parvaz, And A StoryCorps Take On Love
KUOW NPR
Voting Rights In Washington State: State lawmakers are considering a bill that would give voters in Washington state the ability to challenge voting systems they feel are unfair and poorly represent their communities. The Washington Voting Rights Act ...
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KUOW NPR
Metro International : Notification of Change in Shareholding
Reuters
Please be notified that Försäkringsbolaget Avanza Pension on 6 February 2012, has changed its shareholding in Metro International SA to a level exceeding the threshold of 5 percent of total numbers of voting rights.
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News Coverage of South Dakota Indians' Voting Rights Suit | Turtle ...
By Matthew L.M. Fletcher
Native Americans have never had an easy time getting to vote in South Dakota. In 1977, the state attorney general dismissed the Voting Rights Act as an “absurdity” and advised state officials to ignore the federal law. The state didn't allow ...
Turtle Talk
Voting Rights Threats Bring Marchers Back to Selma - 21st Century ...
National Action Network President Rev. Al Sharpton (center) is joined with allies from the labor, womens' and immigrant rights community to announce a five-day march that will trace the route of the 1965 Selma to M...
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“News Coverage of South Dakota Indians' Voting Rights Suit ...
By Rick Hasen
Holder's Voting Rights Gamble: The Supreme Court's Voter ID Showdown, Slate, Dec. 30, 2011. Will Foreigners Decide the 2012 Election? The Extreme Unintended Consequences of Citizens United, The New Republic (online), Dec. 6, 2011 ...
Election Law Blog

 
States Consider Bills to Restrict Voting Rights
By ALISON THOET Next fall, out-of-state college students may face problems as they attempt to register to vote, according to a New York Times article.
umwbullet.com/.../states-ponder-bills-to-restrict-voting-rights/

TOUAX : Share Capital and Voting Rights at 31 January 2012
Reuters
REGULATED INFORMATION Paris, February 7, 2012 TOUAX YOUR OPERATIONAL LEASING SOLUTION Disclosure of Share Capital and Voting Rights (pursuant to Article L.233-8 II of the French Commercial Code and Article 223-16 of the General Regulations of the ...
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Reconsidering Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act
National Review Online
By Hans A. von Spakovsky Readers will recall that the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division entered an outrageous objection (under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act) to a referendum that changed the town's city council elections from partisan to ...
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New state voting laws focus of Selma, Ala. march
Huffington Post
SUZANNE GAMBOA | February 7, 2012 01:21 PM EST | AP WASHINGTON — Civil rights, labor and immigration activists say they are returning to Selma, Ala. next month to protest state laws they say will largely prevent black and Latino voters, the poor, ...
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APNewsBreak: South Carolina attorney general sues federal government for ...
Washington Post
“The changes have neither the purpose nor will they have the effect of denying or abridging the rightto vote on account of race, color, or membership in a language minority.” The Justice Department in December rejected South Carolina's law requiring ...
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NAACP: Abbott's Proposal "Does Not Address Letter or Spirit of Voting Rights Act"
Burnt Orange Report
Here's their statement, emphases mine: The Texas State Conference of NAACP Branches opposes the proposal presented by the Texas Attorney General's Office because it does not address the letter or spirit of the Voting Rights Act. The Voting Rights Act ...
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Voting rights are human rights
Nashua Telegraph
If you passed to their satisfaction, you were allowed to vote. That was normal procedure. It was intended to disenfranchise the undesirables, the uneducated, the poor and minority groups. The CivilRights Movement began to promote and to ensure every ...
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STANDARD CHARTERED PLC : - Total Voting Rights
4-traders (press release)
2384064880 ordinary shares of US$0.50 each with voting rights of one vote for every US$2 nominal value. Therefore, ordinary shareholders have one vote for every four ordinary shares they hold, and Indian Depository Receipt (IDRs) holders have one vote ...
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The GOP's nightmare voting scenario
Salon
These right-wingers are truly worried that a plan reforming the way the president-electing Electoral College works is gaining legal ground and could bring the biggest change in the political landscape in decades. The National Popular Vote plan would ...
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Why Did Liberal African-Americans in Rhode Island Help Pass a Voter ID Law?
New Republic
At a Senate hearing on voting rights last fall, Democrat Dick Durbin pointed out that voter ID laws were nothing more than a coordinated Republican effort to block poor and minority voters from the ballot. It's a familiar charge, ...
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Senate Dems challenge voter laws
Cedartown Standard
At the same time, younger voters want and need access to online registration options. These bills would make it easier, not harder, to exercise every citizens' right to vote," Fort said. Many states have same day and online registration - two methods ...
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Resources and Reports: Private Prisons, Anti-Immigrant Laws, Voting
By Avril
The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights under Law recently released report, “Pulling Back the Curtain,” analyzes the vote on Initiative 27, Mississippi's voter identification amendment, and “shows that Mississippi's ugly history of voter ...
Unfinished Business - A Civil...
AFL-CIO Joins Re-enactment of 1965 Selma to Montgomery March ...
By Mike Hall
The AFL-CIO is joining with civil rights, community and labor partners in the re-enactment of the historic 1965 Selma to Montgomery, Ala., civil rights march that will focus attention on new attacks on voting rights, immigrants, workers' rights and ...
AFL-CIO NOW BLOG

Kansas voting rights advocates oppose accelerating proof of citizenship ...
Lawrence Journal World
By Scott Rothschild A parade of voting rights advocates on Monday urged legislators to reject a proposal by Secretary of State Kris Kobach to require new voters show proof of US citizenship to register to vote starting June 15.
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Komen VP who opposed Planned Parenthood a longtime foe of voting rightsadvocates
Facing South
She became a leading figure in the push for a restrictive voter ID bill, which was enmeshed in litigation for more than three years over charges that it disenfranchised African-Americans, Latinos, students and the elderly. Even more controversially ...
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Facing South
Justice Department delays approval of Suffolk voting plan
The Virginian-Pilot
By Jeff Sheler The US Department of Justice says the city's request for approval of its new voting districts is “insufficient” to determine whether the plan satisfies provisions of the Voting Rights Act. The department requested additional information ...
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Fight for your voting rights
Minnesota Daily
By Mitch Menigo, MPIRG The high number of citizens voting and participating in Minnesota elections is truly something to be proud of. It can be argued that the excellent turnout in our elections is due to voting mechanisms that encourage people to get ...
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Gillard aims to time it right as voters back race equality
Sydney Morning Herald
Photo: Karleen Minney ALMOST two-thirds of voters support changing the constitution to recognise indigenous people as the first inhabitants of the land but the Prime Minister has warned the proposed referendum on the issue should be delayed until there ...
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Sydney Morning Herald
Bolling's decisive vote completes Senate passage of bill requiring voters to ...
Washington Post
And others warned of expensive litigation and challenges to it under the federal Voting Rights Act. Supporters denied it would suppress voting, noting an array of acceptable ID as wide as drivers' licenses to utility bills.
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Centrica PLC UK Regulatory Announcement: Total Voting Rights - Replacement
Business Wire (press release)
All of these shares carry voting rights of one vote per share. The Company does not currently hold any shares in treasury. The above figure of 5173379799 may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine ...
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South Africa's cautious UN vote for Syrian action
Christian Science Monitor
In the post-Rwandan genocide era, human rights activists began to talk of a “responsibility to protect,” enshrined in the United Nations charter. The UN invoked this responsibility to protect invoting to intervene in the Libyan civil war last year, ...
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Move over robo-calls, states sell email addresses for campaigns to reach voters
Fox News
"Politicians love the fact that their perceived freedom of speech is more important than voters' privacy," said Shaun Dakin, president and CEO of The National Political Do Not Contact Registry, a non-profit votersrights advocacy group based in Falls ...
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Fox News
Texas Reaches Accord With Latino Redistricting Task Force on Interim Maps
Bloomberg
Distorted Districts Latinos and lawmakers whose jobs were threatened by the Legislature's new maps sued over claims Republicans distorted districts to prevent the election of minorities, in violation of the Voting Rights Act. Republicans claimed they...
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Tulane University - Attorney general: voting rights a 'moral imperative'
By Alicia Duplessis
We are dedicated to aggressively enforcing the Voting Rights Act,” U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder tells a capacity crowd at Tulane Law School.
Tulane New Wave




 
Voting rights battles revived in states | The Institute for Southern ...
Now, with the November elections looming, the battles over voting rights have erupted again. VIRGINIA JOINS THE FRAY. In the battleground state of Virginia, ...
southernstudies.org/.../voting-rights-battles-revived-in-states.ht...
Wen bats for 'voting rights' in villages
Hindustan Times
The Premier spoke of farmers' voting rights, direct election of village-level leadership and self governance, a rare vocabulary in the tightly controlled one party system. The comments assume significance as they come close on the heels of an incident ...
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Kentucky weighs restoring voting rights to felons
Louisville Courier-Journal
But what riles him is that after completing his probation, he still could not vote. ìI was in civil purgatory,î said Smith, now 32, who lost his voting rights for years before a governorís pardon restored them last year. Kentucky is one of only four ...
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Democracy under attack in voter suppression scheme
Boston Herald
They raise the imaginary specter of voter impersonation fraud, but their goal appears the same. A half-century ago, the right to vote was the major civil rights goal of the Kennedy administration. The Justice Department pursued cases throughout the ...
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Voter registration rolls get cleaned up with bill
KSL-TV
Critics had questioned whether the original version of HB253 complied with the NationalVoting Rights Act, or NVRA, which prohibits removing voters from rolls for not voting. But the bill's sponsor, Rep. Kraig Powell, R-Heber City, told legislators ...
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KSL-TV
Bill requires NH voters to be full-time residents
Boston.com
CONCORD, NH—Out-of-state college students and other part-time residents would be unable to vote in New Hampshire if a bill in the New Hampshire House is enacted. Election law provides voting rights to anyone who claims New Hampshire as their domicile.
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Vote count in GOP caucus continuing in Nevada's largest county
Las Vegas Sun
And, still, party officials in Nevada's largest county continue to count the vote. “We are going to get this right,” Clark County Chairman David Gibbs told the Las Vegas Sun today. “If it takes us a little bit of time to get it rights, we are going to ...
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For Martin and Medgar and Viola
Fort Worth Star Telegram
14 session was billed as an informational meeting to hear from experts about how the law would affect voters in the upcoming elections. At times, it had the flavor of an old-time voting rights rally from the 1960s in which people passionately expressed ...
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Kory, Saslaw, Marsden Report On Grim Prospects in Richmond
Falls Church News Press
Key developments include the plethora of GOP-backed bills expected to become law on restricting the reproductive rights of women, putting more guns on the streets, and suppressing voting rights. "There's a lot of disenfranchising going on," Kory ...
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Madison Matters: Groups hope to stop Wis. ID law
Chicago Tribune
To the league and the NAACP -- which filed lawsuits in Dane County Circuit Court last year -- it violates the state Constitution's explicit language on every person's right to vote. They said amendments in the US Constitution prohibit voting ...
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Newt Gingrich leaves Las Vegas with plan to woo NASCAR voters, sweep South
Washington Post
LAS VEGAS — Newt Gingrich is wooing NASCAR voters. As he charts a possible course to the Republican nomination, aides say Gingrich will paint frontrunner Mitt Romney as the candidate of the PGA golf tour while the former House speaker pursues the blue ...
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Comprehensive voting rights story a must read | League of Women ...
Read this comprehensive article on voting rights in The Nation. This article references a North Carolina legal challenge in which the state League is a plaintiff ...
lwv.org/blog/comprehensive-voting-rights-story-must-read

Greek banks recap via common shrs with restrictions-source

Reuters
| ATHENS Feb 4 (Reuters) - Greece has agreed to recapitalise its struggling banks after a planned bond swap largely through common shares with restricted voting rights, a banking source told Reuters on Saturday. The banks are expected to require ...
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Politics and the Supreme Court
New York Times
The Supreme Court underscored its power to shape American life when it took major cases about the health care reform law, Arizona's anti-immigrant law and the Voting Rights Act in an election year. But this is not simply a case of the court thrusting ...
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Judge: Lawmakers, staff don't have to answer questions about voting-rights bill
Orlando Sentinel (blog)
Hinkle's decision Friday affects a related case in Washington DC where a three-judge panel will rule on parts of last year's elections bill, HB 1355, under the Voting Rights Act. Florida must receive what is known as “preclearance” — in effect ...
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US Attorney General challenges voter ID laws in Tulane speech
UptownMessenger.com
The mechanism used to strike South Carolina's voter-identification law is Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which requires that a number of mostly Southern states, counties and towns submit any change to their voting procedures to the ...
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UptownMessenger.com
Utah House passes tweaked voter bill
Salt Lake Tribune
By Lee Davidson Despite continuing concerns that it may violate the national Voting Rights Act, the Utah House approved a bill Friday that could remove voters from registration rolls if they fail to vote in several consecutive elections.
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Russia, China veto UN resolution on Syria
STLtoday.com
Portuguese representative Jose Filipe Moraes Cabral, left, and South African representative Baso Sangqu, right, glance at Russian representative Vitaly Churkin, center, as they vote in support of a draft resolution backing an Arab League call for ...
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DOJ gives nod to the county's redistricting
Seguin Gazette-Enterprise
SEGUIN - Guadalupe County officials were notified Thursday of preclearance of the county's redistricting plans by the Voting Rights Office of the US Department of Justice. The preclearance letter was sent Jan. 27 to Allison, Bass & Associates, ...
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Maine Bill to Require Photo ID at the Polls Dies in Committee
MPBN News
Republicans in the Legislature today sidestepped a potentially explosive fight overvoting rights. GOP members of the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee agreed to drop language in a bill requiring voters to produce state-approved photo identification ...
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MPBN News
Virginia lawmakers split bitterly over voter ID rules
Washington Post
Robert F. McDonnell (R) has pushed to extend voting rights to felons who have served their sentences. Some of the bills are aimed at ending a provision that allows people to vote without identification as long as they sign an affidavit swearing that ...
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Saudis Seek Greater IMF Voting Rights In Exchange For Help ...
Saudi officials told International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde that they want a greater share of voting rights at the Fund in exchange for providing financial help, an official from the kingdom familiar with the matter said.
Zawya.com - Saudi Arabia News
Daily Kos: This week in the War on Voting: A new Republican ...
By rss@dailykos.com (Joan McCarter)
The fight is in the courts, too, with no fewer than five suits currently pending against Section 5 of theVoting Rights Act. Section 5 is the provision that requires states covered by the act to receive pre-clearance from the Justice Department or a ...
Daily Kos
Linking voting right to tax status is absurd — MyOverseasVote
The Malaysian Insider
Is the EC chairman proposing to disenfranchise the 10 million registered voters who do not pay any income tax? The EC chairman should be aware that voting rights are tied to citizenship and not to the paying of tax. Foreigners living in Malaysia who ...
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Voting rights forum highlights issues ahead
Brainerd Daily Dispatch
By Renee Richardson What is the right balance between ensuring eligible voters are able to cast their ballots while barring those without voting rights from the polls? That was one of the issues before a panel discussion at the Crow Wing County Voting ...
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Should Felons Have the Right to Vote?
KFBB NewsChannel 5
By Ashlie Rodriguez An estimated 5 million people with a felony conviction have lost their right tovote and the issue is being hotly debated this election year. Some people believe felons have paid their debt to society and should have their rights ...
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Don't snatch voting right of Chingmun villagers: village chief
E-Pao.net
Imphal, February 02, 2012: On the wake of the re-poll to be held on February 4, the Village Chief of Chingmun village under Tipaimukh A/CV Thonkhanson today appealed to the concerned officials to allow the villagers to exercise their voting rights in ...
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Weekend Watch: Symposium explores history of voting rights
Ithaca Journal
Dreaming of Timbuctoo focuses on voting rights in pre-Civil War New York. Specifically, the exhibit explores an 1846 abolitionist effort in which 3000 African American men received 40 acres of Adirondack land each in an effort to bypass a ...
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A Scorecard on the Voter ID Bills
Patch.com
By Zack Budryk, Capital News Service At least a half-dozen bills before the General Assembly are causing alarm among voting rights activists. They see the proposals as part of a broader trend in state legislatures across country.
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Letters: Reapportionment in Pennsylvania and Latino voting power
Philadelphia Daily News
AS SOMEONE who has participated in the redistricting process in 1991 as a Council staffer, in 2001 as a member of the Latino Voting Rights Committee and this year as a member of the City Council redistricting committee, I totally agree with the ...
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House passes Fla. legislative, congressional maps
MiamiHerald.com
The two Fair Districts amendments voters adopted in 2010 prohibit lawmakers from intentionally drawing districts to favor or disadvantage incumbents or political parties. It also protects minorityvoting rights and requires that districts follow ...
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The Civil Rights Movement's Impact on Sports Featured
Washington Informer
From approximately 1945 to 1975, the United States experienced the civil rights era. This movement, commonly known as the civil rights movement aimed to outlaw racial discrimination against African-Americans and restore voting rights to them.
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Voting rights for released felons debated in Minn. | kare11.com
SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- The remedy for keeping released felons from voting illegally in Minnesota may include speeding up the restoration of their voting rights.
www.kare11.com/.../Voting-rights-for-released-felons-debated...
Voting rights battles revived in states
Facing South
Now, with the November elections looming, the battles over voting rights have erupted again. In the battleground state of Virginia, this week the GOP-controlled House of Delegates passed by a 69-30 margin a measure that would make voters without ID ...
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Facing South
Florida Election Law calculated attack on Voting Rights
Westside Gazette
The first ever field hearing on legislation that critics say dramatically alters voter participation and actually suppresses minority votes was conducted by US Senator Dick Durbin, Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights...
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Texas Voter Map Ruling Won't Come This Month
Bloomberg
Enlarge image Texas Voting Rights Clash Puts US High Court in Election F TexasVoting Rights Clash Puts US High Court in Election F Michael Temchine/The New York Times/Redux Members of the League of United latin American Citizens protest outside the ...
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Bloomberg
Time for Washington to have a Voting Rights Act
The Seattle Times
This raises questions about equal opportunity guaranteed in the federal Voting Rights Act. It also garnered the attention of some state lawmakers who have proposed bills that would allow voters to challenge local elections where qualified minority ...
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House OK's Stricter Voter ID Laws as Hundreds Protest
Williamsburg Yorktown Daily
RICHMOND - Several hundred citizens joined Democratic officials and civil rights leaders at the Capitol on Tuesday to rally against bills they say would suppress the voting rights of minorities, elderly people and low-income Virginians.
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Christie Says Voters Would Pass NJ Gay Marriage Referendum
BusinessWeek
Democrats said gay marriage is a civil right that shouldn't be subject to a popular vote. The Senate president said today there won't be a referendum. The governor drew criticism from Democrats for telling reporters on Jan. 24 that civil-rights backers ...
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Reviewing the redistricting endgame
WNYC
The Voting Rights Act: As we've written about before, New York is subject to a number of provisions in the Voting Rights Act. Before any lines become law, the Department of Justice or a special Washington DC-based court has to clear the lines.
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Carlyle's proposed IPO disaster
Fortune
FORTUNE -- We've seen companies like News Corp (NWS), Blackstone (BX), and LinkedIn (LNKD) chip away at shareholder rights by limiting the voting rights of shareholders. Now Carlyle is adding insult to injury. In its recent proposed initial public...
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Fortune
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will retain right to choose successor after ...
Telegraph.co.uk
... The filing reveals that Mr Zuckerberg, who founded the company when he was a student at Harvard University, owns a 28.4pc stake, but will retain effective control under a share structure which gives him voting rights over 56.9pc of the equity.
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Telegraph.co.uk
How the GOP Is Resegregating the South
The Nation.
North Carolina State Senator Eric Mansfield was born in 1964, a year before the passage of theVoting Rights Act, which guaranteed the right to vote for African-Americans. He grew up in Columbus, Georgia, and moved to North Carolina when he was ...
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Navajo Nation v. San Juan County Voting Rights/Redistricting Case ...
By Matthew L.M. Fletcher
Home · About · Indigenous Law Program and Events · ILPC Research Areas · Matthew L.M. Fletcher · Wenona T. Singel · Kathryn E. Fort · ← Brooks v. Gant Materials: Voting Rights Act Suit against South Dakota by Oglala Sioux Members ...
Turtle Talk
Valuing the Vote: The Redistribution of Voting Rights and State ...
By repec
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) has been called one of the most effective pieces of civil rights legislation in US history, having generated dramatic increases in black voter registration and black voter turnout across the South. We show that ...
PoliEcon


 
Transgender Pakistanis Celebrate Newfound Voting Rights | News ...
It's been two month since transgender Pakistanis were granted voting rights and joyful celebrations continue as many register to vote for the first time in their ...
www.advocate.com/.../Transgender_Pakistanis_Celebrate_Ne
Voting rights for released felons debated in Minn.
KARE
The remedy for keeping released felons from voting illegally in Minnesota may include speeding up the restoration of their voting rights. Currently those individuals aren't permitted to vote until they have finished their supervised release period, ...
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KARE
Additional Listing and Total Voting Rights
MarketWatch (press release)
Following Admission, the Company's enlarged issued share capital will comprise 209770424 Ordinary Shares with one voting right per share.There areno shares held intreasury.The total number of voting rights in the Company is therefore 209770424.
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Editorial | Ex-felons' voting rights
Louisville Courier-Journal
In a list found on the website of the National Conference of State Legislatures, state after state after state is on the books as restoring the voting rights of felons upon the completion of their sentence, probation and/or parole.
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ESCONDIDO: City wants labor union removed from voting-rights lawsuit
North County Times
Attorneys for Escondido have filed a motion seeking to remove a construction labor union as a plaintiff in a voting-rights lawsuit that says city elections discriminate against Latinos. The motion doesn't challenge the main thrust of the case ---- that ...
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Additional Listing and Total Voting Rights
Marketwire (press release)
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES TSX-V, LSE-AIM: XEL 1 February 2012 Xcite Energy Limited ("Xcite Energy" or the "Company") Additional Listing and Total Voting Rights Further to the ...
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Sen. Locke: "It's Mr. James Crow, Esq."
Daily Press
Mamie Locke, D-Hampton, right, speaks at the voting rights rally. (Steve Helber, Daily Press) RICHMOND – Nineteen-year-old Michael Lee came to Richmond from Virginia Beach Tuesday to sing "A Change is Gonna Come" at a voting rights rally on the grounds ...
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Daily Press
Judges press lawyers on Texas voting maps
MiamiHerald.com
Texas outside counsel Adam Mortara said that there was a "partisan goal" to re-elect incumbents but not to undermine the Voting Rights Act. And District Judge Beryl Howell said it is "remarkable" that Texas officials did not start with a numerical ...
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Manassas Park Delegate's Voter ID Bill Among Those Raising Ire
Patch.com
At least a half-dozen bills before the Virginia General Assembly are causing alarm among voting rights activists. By Zack Budryk RICHMOND – At least a half-dozen bills before the General Assembly are causing alarm among voting rights activists.
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AUDIO: Christie Apologizes For Comments About Voting On Civil Rights, Stands ...
ThinkProgress
Newark Mayor Cory Booker responded simply: “Frankly, I wouldn't be where I am today” if states had voted on civil rights. Meanwhile, five former New Jersey govenors, including Democrats Brendan Byrne and James Florio, have broken with Christie by ...
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ThinkProgress


 
Escondido Attempts to Remove Building Trades Council From List of ...
By Steve Cooper
Escondido Attempts to Remove Building Trades Council From List of Plaintiffs in Latino Voting RightsCase. In December, Latino residents in the City of Escondido teamed with the local Building and Construction Trades Council (BCTC) to try ...
We Party Patriots


 
Bark Bark Woof Woof: Voting Rights
“Dear God, we should not be putting civil rights issues to a popular vote, to be subject to the sentiments, the passions of the day. No minority should have their ...
www.barkbarkwoofwoof.com/2012/01/voting-rights.html
Voting rights for released felons debated in Minn. | kare11.com
Voting rights for released felons debated in Minn. The remedy for keeping released felons from voting illegally in Minnesota ... Right now in Minnesota there are ...
www.kare11.com/.../Voting-rights-for-released-felons-debated...

REG-Serabi Gold plc : Total voting rights

Reuters (press release)
SERABI GOLD plc ("Serabi" or "the Company") Total Voting Rights Serabi Gold plc (AIM:SRB, TSX:SBI and SBI.WT), the Brazilian focused gold exploration Company, for the purposes of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the Financial Services Authority ...
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Governor's voting rights record solid – as far as it goes
The Virginian-Pilot
At the midpoint of his term, the governor has restored the voting rights of 2558 felons and denied 393. At that pace, McDonnell, with a reputation of being tough on crime, would surpass the totals of his Democratic predecessors: Mark Warner granted ...
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REG-Novae Group plc : Total voting rights
Reuters
NEWS RELEASE 31 January 2012 For immediate release Novae Group plc Total Voting Rights In accordance with the FSA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules, Novae Group plc ("the Company") confirms that, as at the close of business on 30 January 2012, ...
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Zon shareholders agree to alter voting rights; is Sonaecom merger back on the ...
TeleGeography
Shareholders of Portuguese cableco Zon Multimedia have voted their approval of a plan to lift voting rights beyond the current 10% limit, Bloomberg reports. The outcome paves the way for existing shareholders to raise their stakes in the company, ...
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Judges skeptical of Texas in redistricting case
Fox News
WASHINGTON – The three federal judges who will decide whether the Texas Legislature's new Republican-friendly voting maps violate the Voting Rights Act expressed skepticism Tuesday about one of the state's core arguments. John Hughes, a lawyer for ...
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Royal Dutch Shell plc: Voting Rights and Capital
MarketWatch (press release)
Royal Dutch Shell plc's capital consists of 3668550437 A shares and 2661403172 B shares, each with equal voting rights. Royal Dutch Shell plc holds no ordinary shares in Treasury. The total number of A shares and B shares in issue is 6329953609 and ...
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Some Observations on Voter Registration in Florida
American Civil Liberties Union News and Information (blog)
East Tampa was a good place to start, because people are still registering voters there: it's one of a number of jurisdictions where the Voting Rights Act of 1965 requires the federal government to approve any changes to election laws.
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American Civil Liberties Union News and Information (blog)
Christie Finds Himself on Losing Side After Civil-Rights Remarks
BusinessWeek
He said he'd urge Republicans in the Legislature to vote to put it on the ballot to create a “broader process.” “It's all in the eyes of the beholder,” he told reporters in Trenton, referring to the civil-rightsdispute. “Those people who advocate for ...
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JCP's Evolution into Openness Continues: Lost Voting Rights and ...
AT&T, Samsung, and SK Telecom missed the last two EC meetings, so they'll have no voting rightsfor a while (see their names highlighted in RED on the ...
home.java.net/.../jcps-evolution-openness-continues-lost-votin...
CT News Junkie | OP-ED | Voting Rights: 'Disenfranchise' This!
“There has been a comprehensive and coordinated assault on the right to vote,” thundered Bilal Sekou, the chairman of Common Cause in Connecticut, during ...
www.ctnewsjunkie.com/.../op-ed_voting_rights_disenfranchis...
Lawyers' Committee Submits Testimony for Critical Voting Rights ...
Lawyers' Committee Submits Testimony for Critical Voting Rights Hearing in Florida. Public Policy Director Tanya Clay House stresses the need for legislation ...
www.commondreams.org/newswire/2012/01/27-4
Zon Gains After Ending Limits to Voting Rights: Lisbon Mover
BusinessWeek
30 (Bloomberg) -- Zon Multimedia SGPS SA, Portugal's biggest cable-television provider, rose as much as 2.5 percent after eliminating a limit on voting rights. Zon rose as much as 6 cents to 2.61 euros and traded 1.4 percent higher at 1:27 pm in Lisbon ...
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Justice Department Launches Over 100 Investigations Tied to Voting Rights
BET
On Thursday, Attorney General Eric Holder disclosed that the Justice Dept. has opened a record number of more than 100 new investigations into possible voting rights discrimination across the country. During an appearance at the National Underground ...
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US Commission on Civil Rights Announces Briefing on Redistricting and the 2010 ...
MarketWatch (press release)
30, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The United States Commission on Civil Rights announces that the Commission will hold a briefing on February 3, 2012 to hear testimony on the enforcement of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act during the 2011-2012 ...
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Voting right to expats
The Nation, Pakistan
It is nice to learn through a report titled 'Giving voting right to expats arduous task, SC told' published on January 25 in an English daily (Dawn) that the Supreme Court has taken up Tehreek-e-Insaaf Chief, Imran Khan's petition requesting that ...
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Rights groups slam new US vote restrictions
Al Jazeera
US civil rights groups have criticised new laws that could strip millions of citizens of their right tovote in dozens of states across the country. A wave of restrictive laws passed in Republican-held state legislatures will mean that a ...
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Will Florida Laws Keep Young Voters From Primary?
MTV.com
By Gil Kaufman TAMPA, Florida — It's a teenage rite of passage up there with learning to drive and attending prom: your first time voting. But according to some longtime voter-registration organizations, that right could be threatened this year in a ...
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AD agrees on 18-year-olds given immediate voting right
MaltaToday
In the EU, voting rights are tied to the attainment of majority age and not to eventual publication months later in an electoral register. Alternattiva Demokratika has backed a call by deputy Prime Minister Tonio Borg to give the right to vote to those ...
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One-man Washington nonprofit helps steer Shelby County voting case
al.com (blog)
By Mary Orndorff -- The Birmingham News Shelby County's name is on the case, but a one-man Washington, DC, legal defense fund with private donors is the driving force behind one of the most important constitutional challenges to the 1965 Voting Rights...
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al.com (blog)
NAACP's Jealous keynotes National Lesbian and Gay Rights Task Force convention
People's World
"Historically, voter suppression always increases after there has been an expansion of the voting population - after the XIII, XIV and XV amendments, after the passage of the Voting Rights Act and now after the election of an African American president ...
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Missouri Republican fears animals will get voting rights | MyFDL
By Dystopia Joe
Apparently in Missouri it's believed that once you require puppy mill owners to provide adequate food, water, vet care and breaks between pregnancies, that the next logical step is giving those greedy animals even more rights...
dystopiajoe's FDL blog
Gingrich and Romney Want to Say Adios to Bilingual Ballots ...
By Adam Serwer
... pay taxes, they've won the right to vote in their language." Under the 1975 revision of the Voting Rights Act, communities whose non-English speaking populations reach a certain level have to provide voting materials in alternate languages.
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Progress on voting rights - Roanoke.com
McDonnell is quickening the pace on restoring felons' voting rights, but real reform is going nowhere.
www.roanoke.com/editorials/wb/303957
Student Senate punts when it comes to taking clear stand on student trustee ...
Athens NEWS
Mike Duffey, R-Worthington, and Michael Stinziano, D-Columbus, would give student trustees voting rights on their respective university board of trustees. If Student Senate passes a resolution either in favor or opposition to the student trustee voting ...
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Justice Sonia Sotomayor's Visit to Guam and Northern Mariana Islands may ...
Ballot Access
The US is in violation of several international human rights agreements for refusing to let US adult citizens who live in its possessions vote for President, as well as for denying them any votingrepresentatives in the national legislature.
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Votes and prayers go hand in hand in Manipur's hills and valley
Times of India
IMPHAL: True to its tradition, the valley and the hills came alive with prayers and rituals on Saturday when the people here exercised their voting rights for the 10th assembly elections. Braving the morning chill and the heat later, the electorate, ...
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State's lawsuit over voter ID could cost more than $1 million
Charleston Post Courier
Charleston attorney Armand Derfner, an expert in voting-rights litigation, called Clement's rate "a bargain," saying the prominent Washington attorney generally commands hourly rates up to $750. Still, the adjunct professor at the Charleston School of ...
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YOUR VIEW: Voting is a right, not a 'privilege'
The Birmingham News - al.com (blog)
Surely, this is not what the letter writer hopes for, although we cannot tell exactly how restrictive he would like the voting rights to become or what his rationales for the return to the "good old days" are, for he provides no support for his ...
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Photo ID voting card is not un-American
phillyBurbs.com
22 guest commentary, "GOP attack on voting rights is un-American." Cutting to the chase, this nonsensical political hack column called the requirement at polls of a state-registered photo identification voter card not just un-American, but also noted ...
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Voter cards delayed due to redistricting
Longview News-Journal
The San Antonio court was supposed to refer to the Legislature's map as much as possibly and comply with the federal Voting Rights Act. “Well, that's not what happened,” Hughes said. “This three-judge court in San Antonio, they threw out the map that ...
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Florida front and center primary battle
UPI.com
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 requires that any voting law changes must be cleared by the federal government before they can take effect in the five Florida counties that committed racial discrimination in the past -- and the feds have yet to approve ...
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Gay marriage lawmakers' responsibility
Asbury Park Press
He and I go back a long ways and maybe a year ago he told me he regretted the vote, he sees marriage equality as a civil rights issue. I respect him and believe him. Then to the surprise of many, including marriage equality backers, the bill was back ...
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The right of Jews to seek a homogeneous community
Jerusalem Post
The author graduated law school in NY, where he served as an executive editor of the law review. He has advocated for gender equality in voting rights, sexual abuse awareness and better police-community relations in Brooklyn.
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A Cure for Voter Suppression and Voter Depression: Occupy the Vote
Huffington Post
Voter suppression is catalogued by many voting rights groups such as Rock the Vote, the Democratic National Committee's Voting Rights Institute and the Brennan Center for Justice -- election codes to limit the voting rights of students and movers, ...
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Women's Voting Rights
Beartooth NBC
The Montana Women Vote Organization was also on hand for the event. Outreach Director Olivia Riutta says it's more important than ever for women to exercise their right to vote. "Elected officials make decisions every day that directly impact the lives ...
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Citizens urged to reclaim the right to vote
Asianjournal.com
LOS ANGELES – Several national organization officials are urging citizens to not get lured by deceptive voting practices and to remain vigilant about their right to vote at the polls as the Presidential election nears. “We are concerned that as we ...
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Andy Tobin seeks public vote on his redistricting plan
Tucson Citizen
The US Department of Justice would need to pre-clear the election since Arizona is still subject to provisions of the federal Voting Rights Act. Pre-clearance usually takes 60 days, but the process can be completed faster on request.
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True the Vote says Eric Holder supports NAACP request for United Nations ...
PolitiFact
We must protect our right to vote." A Nov. 8, 2011, press release promoting the event calls Stand for Freedom a voting rights campaign bringing together the NAACP and other groups in "an aggressive nationwide effort to stop changes to state election ...
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Why New Photo ID Laws Mean Some Won't Vote
NPR
by Corey Dade The argument over whether voters should have to present photo identification at the polls usually splits along party lines. Republicans who favor the requirement say it prevents ballot fraud. Democrats and election rights groups who ...
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No satisfaction in New Hampshire on DC statehood
Washington Times
But a Republican caucus of members had key reservations and guided an 8-3 vote to ditch a resolution that would recognize the District's right to statehood. Despite the unfavorable outcome for the District in a largely conservative committee, ...
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Washington Times
Redistricting talks under way between Texas AG, minority groups as case ...
Washington Post
That hearing came a day after testimony ended in Washington over whether parts of the new Republican-drawn map violate the Voting Rights Act. Closing arguments are set for Tuesday and judges have given no indication on when they might rule.
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Carey: Voter suppression could 'derail' LGBT progress
Washington Blade
According to Carey, these initiatives are a “systematic effort” to take the vote away from people of color, students, the working poor and unemployed and other groups. Her views are supported by a report published in December by the Voting Rights ...
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HB1279 – “AN ACT relative to voting rights of certain budget ...
By Skip
From the text of the bill (actually, this is pretty much most of it): 1 Budget Committee Membership. Amend RSA 32:15, I(b) to read as follows: (b) One member of the governing body of the municipality and, if the municipality.
GraniteGrok
Chris Christie: Blacks' Voting Rights Should Have Been Decided By Southern ...
Gothamist
A comment he made earlier this week suggesting white southerners should have been allowed to vote civil rights gains for blacks during the 1960s. Let's just say some people respectfully disagree with the presumed 2016 GOP presidential candidate.
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Gothamist
AG: Record number of voting rights inquiries
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday the Justice Department opened a record number of more than 100 new investigations into possible voting rights discrimination across the country last year. During an appearance at the ...
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Voting changes suppress voters, activists say
Orlando Sentinel
By Mark Schuler, Orlando Sentinel TAMPA — Civil-rights advocates today called for help from the federal government in fighting a state law passed last year they say makes Florida "the votersuppression capital of the United States.
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OP-ED | Voting Rights: 'Disenfranchise' This!
CT Newsjunkie
“There has been a comprehensive and coordinated assault on the right to vote,” thundered Bilal Sekou, the chairman of Common Cause in Connecticut, during a Capitol press conference with Merrill last week. Both Sekou and Merrill were responding to ...
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Civil rights law on Supreme Court's mind
Thomson Reuters News & Insight
Jan 27 (Reuters) - A recent decision by the US Supreme Court that dealt with a narrow issue in a redistricting case from Texas suggests that the nation's top court is ready to reconsider a key part of the Voting Rights Act, a major piece of civil ...
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Texas Redistricting Dispute Returns to San Antonio Judges
BusinessWeek
Lawyers for Latino voting rights activists, the state attorney general, Texas lawmakers, election officials and political party leaders today are continuing a redistricting debate that has already gone before the US Supreme Court.
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Let People Vote
American Civil Liberties Union News and Information (blog)
Voting. It's the key to the most basic American value, the one that makes the others real: self-government. Democracy. It's why we fought the Revolutionary War. It's what has made America a glowing aspiration for people around the world. The right to ...
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American Civil Liberties Union News and Information (blog)
Group rallies for immigrant rights in Olympia
TheNewsTribune.com
High on OneAmerica's agenda is the Washington Voting Rights Act, which creates a system for minority groups to seek equal voting opportunity reform. The act is modeled after the CaliforniaVoting Rights Act of 2001 and Federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 ...
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AG: Record Number of Voting Rights Inquiries
During an appearance at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Holder praised the federal government's aggressive enforcement efforts while vowing to defend a landmarkvoting rights law that is increasingly ...
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NYT Editorializes on the Shelby County Voting Rights Case ...
By Rick Hasen
When Congress nearly unanimously reauthorized the Voting Rights Act in 2006, it relied on abundant evidence that there is still pervasive, persistent, even Jim Crow-style voting discrimination in the South and elsewhere — including in Shelby ...
Election Law Blog
 

Voting rights
 for expats
DAWN.com
A four-member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry held its latest hearing on Tuesday on a petition by the Tehrik-i-Insaf to allow overseas Pakistanis voting rights in general elections. With an estimated eight million Pakistanis living ...
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Expat voting rights: the campaign goes on
French Property News
A recent case at the High Court in the UK may have dealt a blow to the voting rights of Britons living abroad, but the expat lobby has vowed to fight on. Under current UK legislation, British expatriates living elsewhere than in the UK lose their right ...
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UF professor to testify on Fla. election law, voting rights before US Senate ...
University of Florida
Dick Durbin, D-Ill., chairman of the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rightsand Human Rights. The hearing, to be held in Tampa, will examine a Florida law that limits the time available for early voting, makes it more difficult ...
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Return voting rights to ex-felons
Lexington Herald Leader
Jesse Crenshaw, D-Lexington, to amend the state constitution to automatically restore voting rightsto non-violent felons who have paid their assigned debt to society. Remarkably, each time in recent years this measure has passed out of the House it ...
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Technip's successful offer for Cybernetix: Technip holds 98.60% of the share ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The Cybernetix shares not held by Technip represent less than 5% of the share capital or voting rights. Therefore, as previously announced, Technip will file with the AMF a request for the implementation of a squeeze-out of the remaining Cybernetix ...
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Machinists Union Opposes Proposal to Cripple Voting Rights in FAA Bill
MarketWatch (press release)
"While the Machinists Union supports FAA reauthorization and the vital infrastructure investments it will provide, the Machinists strongly oppose the flawed labor proposal that jeopardizes the independence of the National Mediation Board (NMB).
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Christie: "People Would Have Been Happy" To Vote on Civil Rights
Care2.com (blog)
But a statement he made Tuesday about civil rights while calling for a state referendum about same-sex marriage has simply “stunned” black leaders in New Jersey. Christie seems to think that civilrights should be put to the vote.
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Coalition Applauds Rejection of Voter ID; Skeptical About Need for Study
American Civil Liberties Union News and Information (press release)
Your support helps the ACLU defend the right to vote and a broad range of civil liberties. AUGUSTA – The Legal and Veterans Affairs Committee today voted to table LD 199, which would requirevoters to present a photo ID before voting...
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Testimony concludes in Texas redistricting trial
Houston Chronicle
HENRY C. JACKSON, AP WASHINGTON (AP) — Testimony wrapped up on Thursday in a trial determining whether new political district lines drawn by the Texas Legislature violated the federalVoting Rights Act. Attention will now quickly shift to San Antonio, ...
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Despite issues, transgenders celebrate voting rights – The Express ...
By noreply@tribune.com.pk (Asad Kharal / Iftikhar Firdous / Mudassir Raja / Rabia Ali)
“The CNIC and right to vote will increase our self-confidence and self-respect. We will further ask for employment quotas for eunuchs in different fields,” said Miss Sana. Rawalpindi Commissioner Zahid Saeed said if there were any issues, ...
The Express Tribune
The Maddow Blog - Voting on rights, from New Jersey to Maine, day 2
By Laura Conaway
Ask people to vote on a millionaires tax to create more millionaires. But dear God, we should not be putting civil rights issues to a popular vote, to be subject to the sentiments, the passions of the day. No minority should have their rights subject ...
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Brad DeLong: Ta-Nehisi Coates: The Fraud of 'Voter Fraud'
By J. Bradford DeLong
There is a purity, a simplicity, about the voting-rights fight that is sadly absent from many modern civil-rights battles. This is not about special privileges, or quotas, or even complex mathematical formulae. It's about a basic right of American ...
Brad DeLong
Florida University Students Tackle Voting Rights and Voting Access Issues
WCTV
The Florida Initiative for Electoral Reform (FLIER) applauds the Florida Student Association (FSA) for tackling voting rights and voting access issues. FSA, which represents Florida's 330000 public university students, formally adopted a position ...
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Giving voting right to expats arduous task, SC told
DAWN.com
ISLAMABAD, Jan 24: The Supreme Court was informed on Tuesday that extendingvoting rights to overseas Pakistanis was an arduous task because the number of such people was approximately eight million. A four-judge bench which had taken up a petition of ...
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DAWN.com
McDonnell restores voting rights to more convicted felons than previous governors
Daily Press
By Peter Dujardin, pdujardin@dailypress.com | 247-4749 NEWPORT NEWS — Virginia's conservative Republican governor is on pace to restore voting rights to more convicted felons than any governor in the state's recent history, including his two ...
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Daily Press
US Justice Department says Michigan redistricting plan doesn't violate Voting ...
The Republic
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says the US Justice Department has cleared the state's redistricting plans as required by the Voting Rights Act. Michigan and 15 other states need federal approval for some or all redistricting plans.
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Concept of human rights being distorted, warns Cameron
BBC News
Last week, Strasbourg upheld a challenge by radical preacher Abu Qatada that deporting him from the UK to Jordan would breach his human rights. Westminster is also embroiled in a row with the court over voting rights for prisoners.
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BBC News
Crow Wing County officials to conduct voting rights forum
Brainerd Daily Dispatch
Crow Wing County officials will conduct a voting rights forum from 6:30-8:30 pm Feb. 2 at the Central Lakes College student cafeteria in Brainerd. The panel presentation and discussion will feature individuals from varying backgrounds and perspectives.
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MA must say no to proposed voter ID legislation
The Boston - Bay State Banner
As the presidential election season nears, Massachusetts residents have come under a right wing national assault designed to effectively suppress voting rights for African Americans, Latinos, Asians, young people and the elderly.
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Use right to franchise judiciously, voters told
Deccan Herald
Right to vote is a vital part of democracy and every citizen should use the right to select a suitable representative, said District and Sessions Judge BG Jettannavar. He was speaking at a programme at the Nandi Rangamandira in the city in observance ...
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Deccan Herald
Rights panel voted down
Martinsville Bulletin
By BULLETIN STAFF REPORTS - Martinsville City Council on Tuesday rejected the creation of a human rights and relations commission in a 3-2 vote following nearly three hours of discussion and public comments. Councilman Gene Teague made the motion to ...
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'Dead voters' claim quickly dying
Examiner.com
Last May, South Carolina enacted new law requiring registered voters to provide a state-issued photo ID in order to cast their ballots. A review by the US Dept. of Justice, required by the Voting RightsAct, overturned that law in December, however, ...
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Delaware Court Intervenes to Protect Shareholder Voting Rights ...
By Eduardo Gallardo, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP,
Delaware Court Intervenes to Protect Shareholder Voting Rights - The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation - A law and economics blog from the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate ...
The Harvard Law School Forum...
The Maddow Blog - Voting on rights, from New Jersey to Maine
By Laura Conaway
In New Jersey, lawmakers seem ready to send Governor Chris Christie a bill opening marriage for same-sex couples. Governor Christie says he would veto a bill.
Newsvine - The Maddow Blog - Articles

Proponents of D.C. voting rights challenge proposed late-term abortion ban

The Hill (blog)
Voting rights group DC Vote also weighed in on the proposed legislation. "This bill is a clear violation of basic democratic principles,” Ilir Zherka, executive director of DC Vote, wrote in a statement Friday. “The people of DC did not elect Rep.
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Political sharks continue to threaten hard-won voting rights
Frost Illustrated
A promotional line in the 1975 thriller film, “Jaws,” by movie director Steven Spielberg, captures sentiments of people who marched and died and/or familiar with the tremendous efforts for voting rights. “Jaws” depicted a giant man-eating white shark ...
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When should Baltimoreans vote? Once again, officials battle over proposals for ...
Baltimore Sun (blog)
City and state leaders and voting rights advocates agree on this: After last year's abysmal voter turnout, Baltimore's odd election cycle should be changed to lure more people to the polls and save millions of dollars. But a fierce battle is brewing ...
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Voter ID Complaint Broken Down
Burnt Orange Report
Briefly, Texas has been unable to implement SB 14 because it has been awaiting preclearance to do so from the US Department of Justice pursuant to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act (the "Act"). For background on why this is the case, as well as more ...
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Gay Marriage and Transgender rights Bills Head back to Legislature
Baltimore City Paper
“So boom, out of the Senate it comes, and everybody just thought, OK, line up thevotes, get it out on the floor, and get it passed. Don't make a big deal of it—let's just get it done.” Supporters of the bill seem to be taking a noisier approach ...
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Baltimore City Paper
voter ID bill clears House committee
Kansas City Star
“The only thing this bill does is erect barriers to the ballot for thousands of Missouri voters,” said Denise Lieberman, a senior attorney for the votingrights group the Advancement Project. The secretary of state's office estimates that 253496 ...
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N.J. Senate Democrats Have Votes to Pass Gay-Marriage Bill, Sponsors Say
Bloomberg
“We had a referendum on civil rights in the 1920s when the voters of this state voted against a woman's right to vote,” said Lesniak, a Democrat from Elizabeth. Civil Unions Christie's predecessor, Democrat Jon Corzine, signed a measure in 2006 to ...
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Restricting voting rights opens door to manipulation
Cape Cod Times (subscription)
Any law that restricts that right must be required to meet a very high standard of proof that it is necessary. The case for massive voter fraud influencing the electoral process has not been proved in any state and is a red herring issue.
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Reject Any Candidate Who Campaigns to Keep Us Second-Class
Huffington Post (blog)
Five, advance legislation to return to the people of the District of Columbia their right to vote on marriage. If a candidate believes that the majority should have the right to vote on the civil and human rights of the LGBT community, a minority, ...
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More experts to testify at redistricting trial
Houston Chronicle
WASHINGTON (AP) — Experts on voting patterns and redistricting are testifying as a trial continues in Washington to determine if the Texas Legislature's new political district map violates the federalVoting Rights Act. Both the state of Texas and the ...
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Texas files suit to preclear voter ID – Off the Kuff
By Charles Kuffner
It requires that voters show a picture ID before casting a ballot. It has been tied up at the Justice Department since July. Under Section 5 of the federal Voting Rights Act, the department reserves the right to review laws that affect voter ...
Off the Kuff

 
Adam Cohen on The New Battle Over Voting Rights | TIME Ideas ...
At one of the Republican debates last week, Juan Williams of Fox News asked Texas Gov. Rick Perry if federal officials should still be “scrutinizing” state voting ...
ideas.time.com/2012/01/23/the-new-battle-over-voting-rights/



Voting rights
 coalition proposes its own City Council redistricting map
Dorchester Reporter
By Gintautas Dumcius A coalition of voting rights advocates are pushing map redrawing the boundaries of City Council districts, which could result in revamped Dorchester districts and two incumbents potentially pitted against one another.
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GOP attack on voting right is un-American
Zanesville Times Recorder
John Lewis, of Georgia, who marched with Martin Luther King Jr. a generation ago, told the House this past summer that voting rights are "under attack ... (by) a deliberate and systematic attempt to prevent millions of elderly voters, young voters, ...
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'Hungary Should Have Voting Rights Withdrawn'
Spiegel Online
Asselborn: If the heads of government, with the approval of the European Parliament, determine that severe breaches of the basic values of the EU have taken place, the Council can withdraw the voting rights of a member state.
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Spiegel Online
Lou Dubose: The Supreme Court and the Texas Gerrymander
Huffington Post
The State of Texas filed suit in DC, trying to "preclear" its maps as required by Section 5 of theVoting Rights Act. The state is also in federal district court in San Antonio, defending itself against minority voters, state legislators, ...
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Texas AG asks court to clear way for voter ID law
Houston Chronicle
The department has still not made an official determination and has another six weeks before it must, under the Voting Rights Act. Abbott is asking the court to go ahead and clear the law because similar measures exist in other states, and he says the ...
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Neighborhood News Roundup: Not Sexy Like Voting Rights Edition
Washington City Paper (blog)
I got the distinct impression that Norton's office didn't care about this very serious quality of life issue (perhaps because it's not 'sexy' like DC voting rights). Based on my experience, there appears to be nothing we can do about the helicopters ...
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Voter ID foes cite S.C. governor's heritage
The Boston Globe
“She couldn't vote before 1965, just as I couldn't,'' said the Rev. Jesse Jackson, referring to theVoting Rights Act that abolished poll taxes, literacy tests, and other ways whites across the Deep South kept minorities from voting.
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High Court Backs Privacy Rights in GPS Case
Wall Street Journal
By JESS BRAVIN WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police must obtain a warrant before attaching a GPS tracker to a suspect's vehicle, voting unanimously in one of the first major cases to test constitutional privacy rights in the digital ...
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McDonnell leads way in restoring ex-cons' rights
Washington Times
Bob McDonnell, a Republican, of his belief in restoring voting rights to ex-convicts. “Everybody makes mistakes. But if you want to fix your problem and be a productive citizen, we want to help.” (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times) RICHMOND ...
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Washington Times
Pattern of election laws brings old discomforts
Charlotte Observer
In a speech last week in Columbia, SC, US Attorney General Eric Holder said voting rights are under assault. TIM DOMINICK - MCT From an editorial published in the (Raleigh) News & Observer on Jan. 20: The big picture, when you stop and think about it, ...
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Charlotte Observer

 
Felons can vote in West Virginia. Who knew? « The Reporters Pad
By Zack Harold
(Seventeen year olds may register and vote in primary elections, if they turn 18 by the next General Election.) Not currently under conviction for a felony, including probation or parole, or a court ruling of mental incompetence. Voting rights are ...
The Reporters Pad
Supreme Court votes for states' rights in Texas redistricting case
Los Angeles Times
For those who follow political and legal controversies over the Voting Rights Act, there were a couple of eyebrow-raising features of the Supreme Court's decision last week in a Texas case. The court rejected an interim redistricting plan necessitated ...
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No ducks and drakes with people's voting rights: PM
Financial Express Bangladesh
JOYPURHAT, Jan 22 (UNB): Prime Minister (PM) Sheikh Hasina Sunday voiced her strong resolve not to allow anyone to play ducks and drakes with people's voting rights and create panic. "We want people's empowerment and the power of people will go to ...
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PLDT to decide on voting rights anew
Inquirer.net
The company said it had scheduled a special stockholders' meeting for March 22 where amendments to its capital structure, involving the grant of voting rights for 150 million shares, would be discussed. The move aims to address a Supreme Court decision ...
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Nikki Haley Excoriated By Black Leaders Over South Carolina Voter ID Law
Huffington Post
Nikki Haley's stance on issues like requiring voters to show their IDs at the polls are reminding the governor that she is a minority, too. "She couldn't vote before 1965, just as I couldn't," said the Rev. Jesse Jackson, referring to the Voting Rights ...
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GOP attack on voting rights is un-American
The Star Democrat
A firm national principle has been established: Every vote should count, and count equally. Until now. Over the past year, Republicans on the state level have been conducting a cynical campaign to restrict, not enlarge, the right to vote...
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Religious-Right Leaders Say Santorum, But Voters Flock to Gingrich
Daily Beast
Despite the fact that 70 percent of Republican primary voters say that fiscal issues are the basis for deciding their vote—just over 20 percent say social issues are the defining issue in 2012—this GOP field is as far to the right on social issues as ...
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Daily Beast
South Carolina has become ground zero
Examiner.com
The Voting Rights Act and the rights it protects for all Americans to participate in free and fair elections is one of the greatest victories Dr. King helped to achieve today it is under withering attacks. This week focus has been given to GOP ...
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DUVALL: SC photo ID law hurts minority voter rights
Tonawanda News
South Carolina is one of eight states to require a government-issued photo ID in order to vote. At least it was, before the Justice Department struck down the new provision under the 1965 Voter Rights Act. One of 16 southern states covered by the ...
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Graham: South Carolinians vote with head, heart
CBS News
Let me add that Republicans stand for pure justice for all citizens, since looking back we Abraham Lincoln who ended sinful slavery, Ulysses S. Grant who rebuilt the nation and gave voting rights to Blacks in the south, Teddy Roosevelt walk softly but ...
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Assemblyman Mendoza criticizes ABC district's voting process
Contra Costa Times
The suit alleged the district violated the California Voting Rights Act because Latino voters were underrepresented. Cerritos College's new voting system will start in November. While the ABC Unified could explore other voting system options that will ...
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SC's gift to the Voting Rights Act
Politico
When the Justice Department recently blocked implementation of South Carolina's photo ID law, analysts were quick to suggest that the action was risky and could be the death of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. They were wrong to sound the alarm....
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Politico
2011 Changes to Voting Rights: Unnecessary Solutions to Non-Existent Problems
Huffington Post (blog)
Although we, as a nation, have struggled with the issue of voting rights for a good part of our history, ensuring voter equality and increasing voter participation have always been a priority. In 1788, when the US Constitution was ratified, ...
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Remembering Dr. King's Dream as Voters Go to the Polls in South Carolina
American Civil Liberties Union News and Information (blog)
This week we celebrated the life and work of Martin Luther King, and in doing so we recall his championing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Recognizing the pitifully low number of blacks who were eligible to vote at that time, Dr. King believed that ...
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American Civil Liberties Union News and Information (blog)
Disabled residents educating others on voting rights
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
When I see someone like Lorraine Lee or Mick Edwards or Debra Patterson working as hard as they do to protect their right to vote - something the rest of us so often take for granted - I'm irked by how many people can't be bothered to vote at all. ...
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A Preview on Voting Rights
The American Prospect
Looking to the future, the most interesting aspect of this case is that Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a concurring opinion to reiterate his belief that the crucial Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act—which requires states with a history of ...
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Supreme Court rejects Texas election map that favored Latinos
Los Angeles Times
Friday's opinion was the high court's first word on the once-a-decade clash between states' rights andvoting rights in the highly political business of drawing election districts. And states' rights was the clear winner, possibly a portent of other ...
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Court hears challenge to Voting Rights Act
Newsday (subscription)
Click here Court hears challenge to Voting Rights Act Originally published: January 20, 2012 8:21 PM Updated: January 20, 2012 8:22 PM By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Appeals court judges expressed concern Thursday about whether to overrule ...
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Romney stance on DREAM Act is magnified in Florida
Fox News
Jennifer Korn of the center-right Hispanic Leadership Network, which is co-hosting a GOP primary debate and Latino conference this month in Florida, said Romney took a risk in alienating Hispanicvoters. But, she added, he's also made clear he wants to ...
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Federal judges moving too slowly for Texas to hold April primary elections
KENS 5 TV
Meanwhile, a separate federal panel in Washington, DC, is deciding whether the Legislature's maps satisfy preclearance requirements in the federal Voting Rights Act. The San Antonio court can redraw maps without the Washington court's ruling. ...
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Blocking the Vote: A Look at Who Is Behind Republican Efforts to ...
By jonathanturley
Last December, the NAACP released a report titled Defending Democracy: Confronting Modern Barriers to Voting Rights in America. The report reveals “direct connections between the trend of increasing, unprecedented African American and ...
JONATHAN TURLEY
“Constitutional Showdown over the Voting Rights Act: D.C. Circuit ...
By Rick Hasen
Holder's Voting Rights Gamble: The Supreme Court's Voter ID Showdown, Slate, Dec. 30, 2011. Will Foreigners Decide the 2012 Election? The Extreme Unintended Consequences of Citizens United, The New Republic (online), Dec. 6, 2011 ...
Election Law Blog
Welland's acting mayor has region voting rights - Welland Tribune ...
WELLAND — It had seemed like George Marshall would be Welland's lone voice at regional council meetings. The city was down to two representatives...
Welland Tribune, Niagara Region,...

Key provision of voting rights law under court scrutiny

msnbc.com (blog)
The fate of a key part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act is now being decided by the federal appeals court in Washington, as a three-judge panel weighs an appeal from Shelby County, Ala. asking the court to find that Congress exceeded its power when it ...
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Texas Redistricting: Why Clarence Thomas Wants to Strike Key Voting Rights Act ...
International Business Times
By Dan Rivoli: Subscribe to Dan's RSS feed US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Friday emphasized his opposition to a key part of the 1965 US Voting RightsAct (VRA) in a ruling over a new map for Texas' political districts. ...
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International Business Times
Wallace fights for voting right in Parliament
Dumfries and Galloway Standard
“However, in determining the rules for an independence referendum, the Scottish Government's view is that voting rights should be based firmly on residency.” He said that it would be impractical to trace hundreds of thousands of expatriate Scots and ...
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Commentary: The Country Finally Focuses on Voting Rights Protection
BET
The attention on protecting voting rights in South Carolina is giving the Republican primary a run for its money. By Jonathan P. Hicks At the moment, the South Carolina Republican primary is essentially ground zero for the nation's political attention, ...
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BET
Holder's MLK Day speech: Protect votersrights
Toledo Journal
16, that voting rights for minorities and others are under attack in some states, five decades after Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights activists marched — and in some cases, died — to secure those rights. Holder delivered a Martin Luther ...
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Fine to speak on 'Voting Rights and the 2012 Elections”
Heritage Florida Jewish News
The topic will be “Voting Rights and the 2012 Elections: Who Gaines, Who Loses, Who Cares?” Once every 20 years, redistricting and presidential elections coincide. The 2012 election is critically important because it is the first presidential election ...
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Appeals Court Hears Voting Rights Act Challenge
WTAW
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Appeals court judges are showing concern about whether to overrule Congress' determination that Southern states still need federal election monitoring to protect minorityvoting rights. Alabama's Shelby County is appealing a lower ...
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Hoboken Mayor, Councilman, and others file voting rights lawsuit to divide ...
The Jersey Journal - NJ.com
"In 2008 and 2009, 4-2 residents were forced to wait in unacceptably long lines in order to exercise their right to vote," said Zimmer in a release. The district, Hoboken's largest, has nearly 2500 registered voters. New Jersey law requires that ...
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The Jersey Journal - NJ.com


 
Appeals Court Hears Voting Rights Act Challenge
Alabama's Shelby County is challenging a requirement under the Voting Rights Act that governments with a history of discrimination obtain federal approval to change even minor election procedures. An attorney for the county argued in ...
News
Supreme Court Action: Texas Redistricting And The Voting Rights Act
By Joe Hodnicki
Texas is a covered jurisdiction under §5 of the Voting Rights Act. That statute calls for pre-clearance of redistricting plans by the District Court for the District of Columbia. Texas submitted the plan to that Court with trial pending. In the meantime ...
Law Librarian Blog
Voter ID and Your Kitchen Sink | Right Wing News
By Sarah Durand
They even went so far as to call it “the most sweeping attack on voting rights since Jim Crow.” I couldn't help but wonder why they are so panicked over this ID law, but not others. Earlier this month, Illinois passed a law requiring consumers to ...
Right Wing News


 
Rick Santorum Blasts Mitt Romney Over Voting Rights For Felons In ...
Rick Santorum schooled Mitt Romney in classic Santorum fashion during the GOP debate in South Carolina Monday night, drawing him in and pouncing.
www.huffingtonpost.com/.../rick-santorum-mitt-romney-votin...

Appeals court hears challenge to Voting Rights Act
Fox News
AP WASHINGTON – Appeals court judges expressed concern Thursday about whether to overrule Congress' determination that some southern states and other jurisdictions still must have federal election monitoring to protect minority voting rights...
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Texas Voting Rights Case Underscores Racial Element of Partisanship: View
Bloomberg
A court case under way this week in Washington will determine whether new election districts drawn by the Texas Legislature conform to the Voting Rights Act. The arguments for and against the districts, with the state and federal government taking ...
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PolitiFact: New super PAC ad uses visuals to say Rick Santorum voted to allow ...
WTSP 10 News
"Rick Santorum never wanted actual prisoners to vote, that's what is very misleading in this ad," says Sharockman. "What he was saying is that if you complete your sentence, and you're out living in society freely, that you should have that right ...
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Upholding Voting Rights in the Memory of Dr. King
Afro American
Yet today, one of the greatest victories Dr. King helped win during his lifetime is under withering attack: The Voting Rights Act and the rights it protects — for all Americans to be able to participate in free and fair elections. ...
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Afro American
Voting Rights Act in play over potential ballot issue in Reno
Reno Gazette Journal
While Reno might not be in violation of the Voting Rights Act today, it could be sooner than later, given the city's growing minority population, Reno's city attorney said Wednesday. John Kadlic made the comments Wednesday during a Reno City Council ...
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New Records Obtained by Judicial Watch Show Obama White House Coordination ...
MarketWatch (press release)
This collusion between Project Vote and the Obama administration is a significant threat to the integrity of the 2012 elections. To have Project Vote involved in the Justice voting rights enforcement is like having the Mafia run the FBI."
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Virginia US House Redistricting Bill Makes Headway in Legislature But Likely ...
Ballot Access
However, the vote in the Senate Committee was 8-7. Democrats, who all opposed the bill, charge that the plan violates the Voting Rights Act. They also charge that because the Virginia Constitution says redistricting for US House must be accomplished in ...
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Public input sought on voting rights trail
Montgomery Advertiser
It will focus on the segment of voting rights trail from Oak Street at Fairview Avenue to South Holt Street at the intersection of Day and Mobile streets. The public is invited to offer input into the design process. A public meeting on design concepts ...
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Point-Counterpoint: Felon voting rights
WPEC
Rick Scott and his administration voted to rescind automatic restoration of voting rights to convicted non-violent felons in the state. It impacted hundreds of thousands of people. "The right to vote is a right and not a privilage," said James Green. ...
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Voting Rights Act Challenge Heard By Appeals Court
By The Huffington Post News Editors
WASHINGTON — Appeals court judges expressed concern Thursday about whether to overrule Congress' determination that some southern states and other jurisdictions still must have federal election monitoring to protect minority voting ...
The Huffington Post | Full News Feed
Appeals Court Examines Constitutionality Of Voting Rights Act ...
By Mike Scarcella
A federal appeals court in Washington is reviewing the constitutionality of a provision of the Voting Rights Act that requires certain local and state governments to get permission from the U.S. Justice Department before implementing electoral ...
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
Appeals court hears challenge to Voting Rights Act | Washington ...
By The Associated Press
Appeals court judges are showing concern about whether to overrule Congress' determination that southern states still need federal election monitoring to protect minority voting rights.
Examiner RSS
DC Appellate court debates current justification of Voting Rights Act ...
By tl_atlas@hotmail.com (Tabella)
Thursday, January 19, 2012. The "Madison 9" arrested for voter fraud sue Florida law enforcement agency. Thursday, January 19, 2012. DC Appellate court debates current justification of Voting Rights Act case. Thursday, January 19, 2012 ...
Election Law Center
Friday, Jan. 20, 2012: Live Lobster, Maine Housing and voting rights ...
By UnBylined
A better business My adult working life has been spent at the Prospect Harbor waterfront site, now home to the Live Lobster processing facility. Mr. Bussone is my fifth employer at this site. Herring, or sardines, was the primary product, but as ...
Bangor Daily News

New Super PAC Ad Excludes Hit on Santorum's Record on Felons' Voting Rights
ABC News (blog)
But absent from the ad, released this morning, is any reference to Santorum's support of felons'voting rights, which became an issue during Monday night's debate when Santorum challenged Romney on the matter after a Restore Our Future ad titled ...
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REG-Novae Group plc : Holding(s) in Company
Reuters (press release)
Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached: ii NOVAE GROUP PLC 2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes): An acquisition or disposal of voting rights Disposal An ...
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Honor King by protecting voter rights
Oak Ridger
Bernie Ellis followed King's perspective on voting rights when he talked about free and fair elections at a Department of Energy-Oak Ridge Office Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration event. The MLK program theme was “Upholding King's ...
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Home :: Banking :: Senior secured bondholders flex their voting-right muscles ...
Euromoney Magazine
When it comes to voting rights in a distressed situation, though, this equivalence often ends: bondholders can find themselves with no voting rights or a cap on voting rights significantly lower than their overall exposure to the company's debt seems ...
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EU may suspend Hungary's voting right
The Voice of Russia
Never before the European parliament had spoken out so openly of its intention to suspend a voting right of an EU member state. Until now the EU used the language of ultimatum and sanctions only with non-member states such as - Serbia, Belarus, Iran,...
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The Voice of Russia
Poll: Should felons be allowed to vote after serving their sentences?
CNN (blog)
Mitt Romney said as governor of Massachusetts, he disagreed: “I think people who committed violent crimes should not be allowed to vote again.” Voting rights advocates say the argument could come up more often in the near future - with 2.3 million ...
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Fayette legislators decry BoE's district voting change
The Citizen.com
The BoE's move, undertaken to settle a federal voting rights lawsuit filed by the Fayette County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, strips all Fayette County voters of the right to elect all five school board members. ...
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Texas Defends Voter Maps as Nondiscriminatory at U.S.Trial in Washington
Bloomberg
Adam Mortara, a lawyer for Texas, urged a federal court in Washington today to sign off on the state's redistricting proposal, saying the boundaries drawn on the maps comply with the Voting Rights Act. “Map drawers made a good faith effort to follow ...
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Romney goes after Santorum on felons voting
Fox News
| AP FLORENCE, SC – Seeking to protect his standing here, Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney on Tuesday assailed challenger Rick Santorum's record on voting rights for felons, an issue that resonates strongly with conservatives. ...
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Column: Ex-convicts should be able to vote
Fond du Lac Reporter
Whether that was his intended message or not, voting rights proponents should have scrambled to his side. Instead, they have remained silent. In place of their voices, we now hear Jim Hood, Mississippi's Democratic attorney general, who is challenging ...
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Blumenthal: In DC there is an effort to restrict votersrights - Mixing It ...
By Stacy Davis
US Senator Richard Blumenthal said there are people who want to restrict votersrights. / Photo: Christian Abraham, Connecticut Post. During the 2000 presidential elections, I was a student at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. It was my ...
Mixing It Up

 
Romney Flip-Flops On Voting Rights; Santorum Capitalizes; Jack ...
Rick Santorum has been angry for days over an ad from Mitt Romney's SuperPAC claiming ...
crooksandliars.com/.../romney-flip-flops-voting-rights-santoru...
Holder warns voting rights still at risk
Washington Post
COLUMBIA, SC, — US Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., appearing at a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday rally in South Carolina, warned Monday that voting rights laws are still at risk and said aggressive enforcement of those laws is “a moral imperative ...
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SEE IT: Santorum rips Romney over felon voting rights
New York Daily News
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum ripped Mitt Romney in cross examination-like attack over felon voting rights during Monday night's GOP debate. The firestorm erupted in South Carolina after the former Pennsylvania senator criticized an ...
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New York Daily News
Judges in DC to decide if Texas redistricting violated federal Voting Rights Act
Houston Chronicle (blog)
A three-judge federal court panel will begin hearing two weeks of testimony today to determine whether the Texas Legislature violated the Voting Rights Act and diluted minority voting strength when it redrew political maps for state House, ...
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Houston Chronicle (blog)
This week: Bama voting rights case in DC courtroom on Thursday
The Birmingham News - al.com (blog)
By Mary Orndorff -- The Birmingham News Here is the story I wrote for Sunday's paper about Shelby County's challenge to key sections of the Voting Rights Act, which will be debated Thursday before a federal appeals court in downtown Washington. ...
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Now 16-year-olds considered for voting rights? Registration, yes; 18 remains ...
Auburn Reporter
He said, "The main goal of the legislation is to provide equal access to voter registration. Right now the young voters do not have the same access to voter registration that other registrants have. The number one way that people register is through ...
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Early voting begins in counties where new elections law has not been implemented
Florida Independent
Because the five counties the AP lists are subject to the Voting Rights Act, they are currently operating under old elections rules. The state's controversial new elections law — which shortens the number of early voting days — needs to gain federal ...
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Rick Santorum, Felon Voting, and the Constitution
Heritage.org (blog)
Last night's Republican presidential debate raised the issue of felon voting. Rick Santorum was challenged over his vote for federal legislation that would automatically restore the voting rights to felons as soon as they are released from prison and ...
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Heritage.org (blog)
Arizona panel OKs legislative, congressional maps
AZ Central.com
The vote came on the heels of bitter testimony from the commissioners, primarily the two Republican members, who voted against the maps. The maps, if found to protect minority voting rights and thereby comply with the federal Voting Rights Act, ...
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Marchers in Macon reminded of King's emphasis on voting rights
Macon Telegraph (blog)
It's time now to re-evaluate voter registration, voter education, voter orchestration and ultimately, voter demonstration. That means you go to the polls and vote.” Mayor Robert Reichert said the marching is a fitting way to “realize how far we have ...
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Macon Telegraph (blog)
Wisconsin is latest state in court over voter photo ID requirement
CNN
Fifteen states require photo IDs to vote. Another 16 states require IDs but do not require photos, according to civil rights officials. In 2008, the Supreme Court upheld an Indiana law that requires photo IDs. At a commemoration of the Rev. ...
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Rick Santorum, Voting Rights Activist | Mother Jones
By Tim Murphy
That's false—Santorum voted to restore voting rights to felons only after they've left prison and had been restored all of their other rights—and he called Romney out of it. Then he asked a question: "I would ask Governor Romney, do you ...
Political Mojo | Mother Jones
SC Rally Marks MLK Day With Voting Rights Message | News One
By Associated Press
You cannot celebrate Dr. King on Monday, and undermine people's ability to vote on Super Tuesday, Warnock said.
News One
Rick Santorum | Mitt Romney | Felony Voting Rights | The Daily Caller
By Will Rahn
Santorum knocks Mitt off his game with question on felons' voting rights | 'If I had a super PAC supporting me that said something inaccurate, I would say 'stop it!''
The Daily Caller
Holder's hysterical claim that voting rights are at risk due to voter ID ...
By NewsEditor
Holder's hysterical claim that voting rights are at risk due to voter ID laws. By NewsEditor / Posted on 17 January 2012. AG Eric Holder is trying to compare the time when forcing African Americans to pay a poll tax, or answer obscure questions ...
Joe Miller
Don't restrict any voting rights | Davis Enterprise
By Letters to the Editor
The West Yolo Democratic Club strongly opposes all election laws that suppress the voting rights of citizens. More than 5 million voters could be barred from voting in Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin, Nevada and California through concerted efforts to ...
Davis Enterprise

 
Donna Brazile on Dr King's voting-rights legacy | Democrats.org
DNC vice chair Donna Brazile has a great piece on CNN.com today, exploring one of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s most important legacies: the fight for all ...
www.democrats.org/.../donna_brazile_on_dr_kings_voting_ri...
Romney Shaken By Voting-Rights Question - 2012 Decoded
An argument about voting-rights for felons rattled Mitt Romney during Monday's debate, leaving the GOP front-runner about as defensive as he's been all ...
decoded.nationaljournal.com/.../romney-shaken-by-votingrigh...
On MLK Day, Eric Holder vows to enforce Voting Rights Act
Los Angeles Times
Eric H. Holder Jr. on Monday pledged to use the full force of the Justice Department to defend theVoting Rights Act, one of the keystones of the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Speaking in Columbia, SC, on the federal holiday honoring the birth of ...
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Santorum defends support for restoring felons' voting rights
Washington Times
Interestingly, Mr. Romney's own state of Massachusetts is actually more liberal than the federal standard Mr. Santorum voted for. According to the Brennan Center, Massachusetts automatically restores felons' voting rights once they are released from ...
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Washington Times
Sharpton Announces Voting Rights March At King Day Breakfast
News One
Sharpton announced that during the remembrance of Bloody Sunday beginning March 4th he will lead a 5-day March commemorating the historic 1965 Selma to MontgomeryVoting Rights March. The march will begin at the Edmund Pettus Bridge ending with a rally ...
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News One
D.C. voting rights supporters reaching outside the Beltway
Examiner.com
A winter storm stood between DC and NH helping to put DC voting rights on the national stage. Due to a winter storm in New Hampshire last week, Washington, DC Mayor Vincent Gray and members of the DC Council had to postpone their scheduled trip to New ...
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Pak Hindu families demand voting rights
Zee News
Khanna: Hindu families from Pakistan, living in Punjab for the past several years, on Monday demanded citizenship rights to vote in the January 30 state assembly election. "In the absence of any citizenship rights, we have no ration cards, licences, ...
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MLK remembrances turn to voting rights in election year
NBC17.com
"I think it's important that we all get out to vote. They fought in the early 60s, for voting rights they held strong and made sure that we can vote, particularly in the South," said Omar Beasley, who came out for the celebration. ...
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Section 5 and the Right to Vote
New York Times
Is Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act still necessary? That provision requires nine states and some counties and towns with histories of severe racial discrimination to get approval from the Justice Department or a court before changing their voting ...
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Brazile calls for getting out the vote, preserving voting rights
Durham Herald Sun
BY DAWN BAUMGARTNER VAUGHAN DURHAM – Political strategist Donna Brazile said “we can't afford to be anything but vigilant when it comes to voting rights,” during her keynote speech Sunday during Duke University's annual Martin Luther King Jr. service ...
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Honor King with a stand for voting rights
Capital Times
“This puts Wisconsin in bed with states that historically deny many of their most vulnerable citizens their constitutional right to vote,” says Taylor, a Milwaukee Democrat. “It is time to apply the provisions of the Voting Rights Act to Wisconsin. ...
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'Media lies manipulate US voter rights'
Press TV
In a closed Primary you have to be a registered voter for that party and it tends to be a lot more restrictive. And of course people change their minds all the time. Right now we have a situation where over 50 percent of registered voters and an even ...
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In South Carolina, attorney general says voting rights at risk - Yahoo ...
From Yahoo! News: COLUMBIA, South Carolina (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, appearing at a Martin Luther King holiday rally in South Carolina, ...
news.yahoo.com/south-carolina-attorney-general-says-voting-...

For King, the right to vote was sacred

CNN
Prior to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, African-Americans and many others faced regular and malicious restrictions to the free exercise of their constitutionally protected right to vote, especially in my native South. ...
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Supreme Court struggles with Texas election case
The Seattle Times
The Supreme Court appeared to struggle Monday with what to do about holding elections in Texas for the state legislature and Congress in a case that could affect the federal Voting Rights Act and even the balance of power in the House. ...
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Will DC statehood effort in Florida has sunnier outcome?
Washington Times
Mayor Vincent C. Gray and City Council members postponed a trip Thursday to the New Hampshire because a winter storm forced state lawmakers to cancel voting on a resolution to support DC voting rights in Congress. It was the second time in four years ...
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Washington Times
Federal rule means Collier starts early voting Monday, five days before Lee
Naples Daily News
During the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s, elections officials explained, certain communities throughout the country were put on a "pre-clearance" list after concerns arose about discrimination against certain residents and their voting rights...
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Right the wrong: Federal law is an obstacle to rational election districts
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Federal regulations written to implement the Voting Rights Act, however, push the board to draw election district boundaries in ways that challenge that constitutional principle. As Alaska's population grows and becomes more integrated and urban, ...
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Discouraging voting is a bad trend
TheDay.com
Ring in the New Year and ring out your voting rights. Sound dramatic? Not really, when you look at all the time lawmakers throughout the country devoted in 2011 toward restricting voting in 2012. Identification is a given at the ballot box, ...
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Ebenezer pastor criticizes Gingrich
Atlanta Journal Constitution
He said Republicans were making the "most vicious assault against the Voting RightsAct that we've seen in a century. "By now, the suppression of voting rights should be beyond ... politics," Warnock said. "You cannot celebrate Dr. King on Monday and ...
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Atlanta Journal Constitution
Non-Resident Indians Get Voting Rights
South Asian Link
NEW DELHI – Fulfilling the long-standing demand of its diaspora, India Sunday said it would allow Non-resident Indians (NRIs) to vote and participate in the election process.”Pursuant to the law that was enacted to enable Non-resident Indians to vote...
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South Asian Link
At the forefront of the civil rights movement
Mail Tribune
In 1965, Tyler joined the Selma-to-Montgomery, Ala., march for voting rights, where King delivered his noted "How Long, Not Long" speech. Her eyes damp, Tyler reads the line, "The end we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live ...
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Gingrich: Voters more comfortable with me than Mitt
CBS News
I might even vote for Obama if Gingrich were the candidate! by January 15, 2012 3:22 PM EST Come on I want to be the decider ... Sooooo bad.... by grantmacdonald January 15, 2012 3:22 PM EST Obama should be praised for standing up for human rights ...
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Eric Holder Urges Americans To Fight For “Voting Rights” - The ...
By Ulsterman
That case had both video evidence and an initial investigation that proved it to be a clear case ofvoting rights violation. Further investigations pointed to an environment of discrimination against non-minority cases within the Holder ...
The Ulsterman Report


 
Attorney General to speak on voting rights in South Carolina - Yahoo ...
From Yahoo! News: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Attorney General Eric Holder plans to deliver a speech on voting rights on Monday at a Martin Luther King ...
news.yahoo.com/attorney-general-speak-voting-rights-south-c...
 Senator announces details of voting rights hearing, invites Scott to testify

Florida Independent
Durbin, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights, will be conducting the investigation, “New State Voting Laws: Barriers to the Ballot?” just days shy of Florida's GOP presidential primary. ...
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ACLU Intervenes in Voting Rights Case
Courthouse News Service
PHOENIX (CN) - A federal judge granted the ACLU's motion to intervene in Arizona's challenge of Section 5 the Voting Rights Act. Section 5 requires states with a history of discriminatory voting laws - including Arizona - to get approval from the ...
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Mitt Romney Abandons His Father's Civil Rights Legacy
The Nation. (blog)
He complained that Goldwater, who had voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and was gearing his campaign toward disaffected Democrats in Southern states such as Alabama and Mississippi, had broken faith with party members who valued “basic ...
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The Nation. (blog)
Va. House quickly passes GOP remap plan; black vote concentrated in 1 ...
Washington Post
She contends it violates the federal Voting Rights Act, passed during the civil rights struggle to combat Jim Crow laws that disenfranchised black voters in the South. Bell said the opposite is true. He said the bolstered minority population of Scott's ...
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Judge agrees the voters were cheated, but not enough for court to protect ...
Monroe Free Press
He is right, he would have had to act judiciously to insure that the voting rights of all citizens was protected; even if that protection lasted for just one day. His refusal to act allowed injustice to exist. Jamie Mayo and Jay Marx were totally ...
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Mass. voting maps reflect State House evolution
The Boston Globe
With that debacle still a fresh memory, advocates for voting rights and minorities were preparing for the worst when it came time to draw the maps anew. I remember sitting in Boston NAACP meetings early last year as the executive board plotted strategy ...
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Voter ID Still Languishing at the Department of Justice
Texas Tribune
The law, passed during the 82nd Texas Legislature, would require voters to furnish a state-issued ID before casting a ballot. Under Section 5 of the federal Voting Rights Act, the Justice Department reserves the right to review laws that affect voter ...
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Right-wingers try a new tactic to justify suppressing the vote
The Keene Sentinel
But whatever comes of the primary day incident, one thing most certainly should not happen, and that's to legitimize a renewed legislative effort to restrict voting rights in the state in the name of assuring purity at the polls. ...
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The District's rift between statehood and voting rights | Washington ...
By Liz Farmer
The demand to make D.C. the 51st state in the Union is often a rallying cry of politicians, but not everyone thinks it's the best path to full democracy for residents.
Examiner Local RSS

 
Democratic Convention Watch:: Supreme Court and Voting Rights
Second, there is Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (officially, Title 42, Section 1973) which forbids election practices which discriminate based on race. Section 2 ...
www.democraticconventionwatch.com/.../supreme-court-and-...

MLK's baby: The fight for the Voting Rights Act's soul in 2012
Amsterdam News
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was the result of the work of civil rights activists in the South and of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who sacrificed themselves in order for this law to be put in place. The law helped outlaw literacy tests and ...
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Activists pushing for automatic voting right restoration for felons
Richmond Register
Local members of KFTC, which has a chapter in Berea, along with dozens of other organizations, are in support of a bill that will allow voters to decide in November whether to automatically restorevoting rights to nonviolent ex-felons. State Rep. ...
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Is Voting Rights Act target of redistricting case?
San Antonio Express
What began as a partisan spat could end up as a challenge to the Voting Rights Act and the power of Congress. Every 10 years when the census count is in, the states redraw the boundaries of their state and federal election districts to reflect changes ...
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Navajos sue San Juan County over voter rights
Salt Lake Tribune
The suit, filed Thursday in Salt Lake City, alleges that San Juan County is in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment and in violation of the 1973 Voting Rights Act by ensuring that non-Indian voters hold majorities in two of ...
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Multiple States Considering Legislation To Increase Voting Rights
ThinkProgress
By Scott Keyes on Jan 12, 2012 at 9:45 am If voting legislation in 2011 centered largely on hindering access to the ballot box, 2012 will hopefully be defined as the year that voting rights began fighting back. Last year, a rash of anti-voting ...
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ThinkProgress
ACLU Intervenes in Arizona's Challenge of the Voting Rights Act
American Civil Liberties Union News and Information (press release)
WASHINGTON – A federal district court has granted the American Civil Liberties Union's motion to intervene in a suit brought by Arizona challenging a section of the federal Voting Rights Act that helps ensure voting rights are protected. ...
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Mississippi Voter ID Law Rejected Overwhelmingly By Blacks, Supported By Whites
Huffington Post
They looked at what was being proposed and decided this was not in their best interest and rejected it pretty overwhelmingly," said Bob Kengle, co-director of the Lawyers' Committee's Voting RightsProject. "It can be hard, I'll admit, ...
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District rights find surprise ally: Obama
The Hill
By Debbie Siegelbaum - 01/12/12 05:00 AM ET President Obama has become a surprising proponent of Washington voting rights in recent months, a sharp turnaround from last spring, when he offered to cede them to the GOP during budget talks to avoid a ...
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Voting in Plain Sight
New York Times (blog)
Fast forward to December 23, 2011, when Assistant Attorney General Perez invoked the Voting Rights Act to block South Carolina's new voter ID law from taking effect. As a state with a history of obstructing efforts by its black citizens to exercise ...
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MLK Holiday Celebrates Late Civil Rights Leader
Voice of America
King won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, and that same year President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act and the following year the Voting Rights Act. The measures outlawed racial segregation in public places and discriminatory practices that ...
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TheDC Morning: Dems defend voting rights of the ... - The Daily Caller
By Jim Treacher
TheDC Morning: Dems defend voting rights of the dead | But of corpse...
The Daily Caller
Standing Up For the Right to Vote : Lawyers, Guns & Money
By Scott Lemieux
Fast forward to December 23, 2011, when Assistant Attorney General Perez invoked the Voting Rights Act to block South Carolina's new voter ID law from taking effect. As a state with a history of obstructing efforts by its black citizens to ...
Lawyers, Guns & Money
Why and How You Should Fight Voter ID Laws - Booman Tribune ...
By BooMan <admin@boomantribune.com>
It was a mere week after the deadly clashes in Selma, Alabama, where the police had attacked protestors as they assembled for a march to Montgomery to highlight voter rights discrimination. President Johnson had been concerned about ...
Booman Tribune
NGO seeks voting rights for eunuchs

Hindustan Times
A city-based NGO has filed a public interest litigation (PIL) before the Bombay high court (HC) demanding that eunuchs should be treated as humans with fundamental rights and should be issuedvoter identity cards. direction to end the oppression of ...
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Tennessee Redistricting May Run Afoul of the Voting Rights Act
Knoxville Metro Pulse
Redistricting Democrats also involves redrawing districts held by black legislators, bringing in to play the Voting Rights Act and the historical suspicion of Southern legislators discriminating against black voters and officeholders. ...
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DC Voting Rights Don't Stop for Snow!
Washington City Paper (blog)
No way, says Parsons, who last year waged a 25-day hunger strike on behalf of DCvoting rights. He reported that he was on Interstate 93 and nearly there. "We're an hour away," Parsons tells Capps by text message. "Scrambling to meet the author of the ...
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Washington City Paper (blog)
New Laws Threaten Dr. King's Voting Rights Legacy
The Boston - Bay State Banner
But in the midst of this outpouring of praise, there is a sinister movement afoot to undo one of Dr. King's hardest fought victories — the removal of discriminatory barriers to voting and the passage of the Voting Rights Act signed into law by ...
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Senator- Voting Rights Bill Contains Erroneous Clause, 'A Mistake'
WTVR
Those are changes that need to be made according to Kent Willis, the executive director of the ACLU of Virginia, who calls the the original and uncorrected version of the bill a clear violation of voter rights. "Taking away the voter information card, ...
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ESCONDIDO: City hires high-profile lawyer for voting rights case
North County Times
City Attorney Jeff Epp said he recently hired John Ramirez of Costa Mesa's Rutan & Tucker law firm because Ramirez has litigated cases involving the California Voting Rights Act and has successfully defended cities across the state against a variety of ...
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Ex-DOJ Voting Section Chief Now Representing South Carolina in Voter ID Fight
Main Justice
Coates will work alongside former Solicitor General Paul Clement in suing the Justice Department, which has blocked implementation of the voter ID law under the 1965Voting Rights Act, arguing it is discriminatory against blacks and other minorities. ...
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Main Justice
Election Law Expert Say James O'Keefe Accomplices Could Face Charges Over ...
TPMMuckraker
John Samples of Cato told TPM that this would be a political issue and that O'Keefe was “pushing on an open door” because voter ID is politically popular. But he questioned whether it was worth the risk for O'Keefe. “This is illegal, right...
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TPMMuckraker
Guest commentary: One person, one vote, no changes
STLtoday.com
Imagine the irony, then, if that fundamental right were being chiseled away here at home, as we watched in amazement and respect at the emerging freedoms abroad. And yet, that is precisely what is happening. An all-out assault on voting rights...
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Lawyer Defending South Carolina's Voter ID Law Thinks DOJ Is ...
By Ryan J. Reilly
Coates signed off on the New Black Panther Party case, which was just the fourth known voter intimidation case brought under Section 11(b) of the Voting Rights Act in its history, the second in defense of white voters (though, in the New Black ...
TPMMuckraker
The Faculty Lounge: Voter Photo ID and Pre-Clearance Under ...
By Calvin Massey
Ever since the Supreme Court upheld Indiana's photo ID law against a facial challenge, states have begun to enact photo ID laws. There are now 14 such laws on the books, and more in the pipeline. Another 15 states have...
The Faculty Lounge


 
Texas Voting Rights Clash Puts U.S. High Court in Election Fray ...
As the election year dawns, the U.S. Supreme Court is right in the thick of it.
www.businessweek.com/.../texas-voting-rights-clash-puts-u-s-...
Supreme Court hears Texas redistricting case; minority representation & maybe ...

AMERICAblog (blog)
You can guess what happened: The population grew by a lot; most of that growth was Hispanic; Republicans own the legislature; the legislature has a map; and Washington has a Voting RightsAct. It's a sure-fire party mix. Here's Slate's Dahlia Lithwick ...
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Texas Voting Rights Case Confounds US High Court Justices
BusinessWeek
9 (Bloomberg) -- US Supreme Court justices grappled with minority voting rights in Texas's congressional and state legislative districts, trying to find a quick answer to a legal conundrum against the backdrop of looming deadlines. ...
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Health Care, Immigration, and Voting: The Supreme Court and Judicial Power
Huffington Post (blog)
Much has been written over the last few months about the "big three" cases concerning health care,voting rights, and immigration policy that the Supreme Court has decided to hear during the second half of its 2011-2012 term. ...
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Analysis: Assault on minority voting rights [Bay State Banner, The]
Insurance News Net (press release)
By Asim, Jabari A strategic campaign to deny voting rights to African Americans and Latinos is well underway, according to a report issued Monday by the NAACP and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund . The report, "Defending Democracy," finds evidence of a ...
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The real intent of the Voting Rights Act
Austin American-Statesman
In one of the weekend talking-head shows, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott led with a core argument in challenging the Voting Rights Act: That Texas Republicans are electing Hispanics signals a fundamental shift in the state's politics. ...
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Austin American-Statesman
Independent expert: GOP attacking black voter rights
Charlotte Observer
Arrington's affidavit is important because he has been widely regarded as an expert in districting, reapportionment and other voting behavior for decades. He has been an expert witness in more than 40 voting rights cases and his testimony has been ...
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Pulling Back the Curtain on Mississippi's Voter ID Push
Politic365
By Barbara Arnwine The Department of Justice's recent decision to deny preclearance of South Carolina's government-issued photo voter ID law under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act shines the spotlight more brightly on the racially discriminatory ...
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Indiana House Democrats resume boycott after new dispute over handling of ...
Washington Post
Gutwein said a batch of Democratic amendments were drafted too late to be considered during thevoting session. “What are you afraid of?” asked Rep. Craig Fry, D-Mishawaka. “You have plenty ofvotes to pass this bill.” Gutwein countered Democrats ...
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Postal closure could hurt O'odham voters
Arizona Daily Star
The county recorder says the closure of a mail-processing plant in Tucson would harm the voting rights of Native Americans in Pima County. F. Ann Rodriguez sent a letter to the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice on Friday outlining ...
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Texas case suggests court may overhaul voting rights | The ...
By Ken Klukowski
Former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement told U.S. Supreme Court justices Monday that lower federal courts cannot redraw state-approved election district maps unless they can point to concrete "identifying specific statutory or constitutional ...
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Section 5 of Voting Rights Act Safe Only for Now | Election Law Blog
By Rick Hasen
Justice Kennedy's statement is an important reminder that the likely swing voter on the Court on the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act is feeling Texas's pain in this case, and though the constitutional question is not posted in the Texas ...
Election Law Blog

Supreme court weighs voting rights issue:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/10/us/texas-voting-rights-case-goes-before-supreme-court.html?hp 


Justices Wrestle With Texas Voting Rights Case

New York Times
WASHINGTON — Several members of the Supreme Court appeared frustrated on Monday as they surveyed the available options and looming deadlines in a major voting rights case from Texas that could help decide control of the House. ...
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Texas Voting Rights Clash Puts US High Court in Election Fray
BusinessWeek
9 (Bloomberg) -- As the election year dawns, the US Supreme Court is right in the thick of it. The justices return today from their holiday break to hear arguments on an expedited basis over minorityvoting rights in Texas's congressional and state ...
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Economics, voting rights, death penalty among top Black stories of 2011
Louisiana Weekly
Black Vote Under Attack: A clarion warning came from dozens of national civil rights leaders who say established and proposed new voting laws around the country amount to an attack on Black voting rights just as the 2012 presidential contest gets ...
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DC Voting Rights: Should Local Corruption Be Used To Justify City's ...
Huffington Post
WASHINGTON -- It's a common argument used in the case against greater voting rights or statehood for the District of Columbia: Why should the residents of the nation's capital be given full and equal voting representation in Congress when its local ...
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Supreme Court Texas redistricting case could mark major change in Voting ...
Washington University in St. Louis News
Under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, Texas must get preclearance from the US Department of Justice before it can institute any voting changes. “This case gives the Supreme Court an opportunity to weaken or even strike down Section 5,” says Gregory...
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Washington University in St. Louis News
Indian expats celebrate winning the right to vote
gulfnews.com
"The NRI community will benefit immensely from getting voting rights as they would feel they are a part of the political system and are closer to their country," said Nissar Thalangara, general secretary of the Indian Association Sharjah. ...
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gulfnews.com
Manipur militants under SoO seek voting rights
E-Pao.net
The need for a special arrangement for the cadres comes up after leaders of the Kuki undergrounds under Suspension of Operation (SoO) agreement with both State and Central governments, raised a question about the voting rights of their cadres, ...
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Don't rush to restore felons' voting rights
Sun-Sentinel
But I have seen these arguments before and they seem to surface near or during an election year as they mainly concern the restoration of voting rights. But how about the rest? Do you really want to allow a felon jailed for violent assault to be ...
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Voting fraud hotline established
Seacoastonline.com
Assistant US Attorney Mark S. Zuckerman will oversee allegations of any election fraud and abuse ofvoting rights in consultation with Justice Department Headquarters in Washington DC In order to respond to these complaints and address any alleged ...
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Voter ID laws prevent election fraud
Florida Today
Among the changes he will review are requiring photo IDs and the banning of Sunday voting before an election. At issue is the Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended, which prohibits any state from imposing any “voting qualification or prerequisite to ...
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SCOTUS Texas Redistricting Case Could Challenge Voting Rights ...
By David Dayen
The Supreme Court hears a case today on Texas redistricting maps that could pose a challenge to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, which forces states.
Firedoglake

Voting rights for NRIs soon: PM
Indian Express
PTI NRIs would soon be able to participate and vote in Indian elections, said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during the inauguration of the tenth Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas in Jaipur on Sunday. The PM also announced a new pension and life insurance fund ...
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Indian Express
Supreme Court hears dispute over Texas elections, power of key part of Voting ...
Washington Post
The outcome of the high court case, to be argued Monday afternoon, could be another blow to a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. In 2009, the justices raised doubts about whether Southern states still should need approval in advance of voting ...
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There's a right way to cast a write-in vote
Lancaster Newspapers
But when they later checked the results for their precincts, they were surprised to find that no write-in votes had been recorded for either one. As one asked, "Isn't this a violation of our voting rights?" That could depend on whether the ballots were ...
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Are voter ID laws necessary or desirable?
Delmarva Now
Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez of the US Justice Department recently said the South Carolina voting ID rules did not meet the burden of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, because tens of thousands of minorities would be unable to cast votes since ...
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Supreme Court should stay focused on Texas voting maps case
Fort Worth Star Telegram
But the court's role is to decide a limited legal question: Which "interim" maps should be used for 2012 elections while litigation continues over whether the legislatively drawn districts comply with theVoting Rights Act and the US Constitution? ...
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They swing and miss at Romney
Washington Post (blog)
But he had some significant stumbles, the worst being his defense of his no vote on right-to-work legislation because he represented a non-right-to-work state. HUH? He's supposed to be against compulsory union membership and to believe turning ...
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The Year of Voter Suppression
truthout
The states that have already cut back on voting rights will provide 171 electoral votes in 2012 – 63 percent of the 270 needed to win the presidency. ~ Of the 12 likely battleground states, as assessed by an August Los Angeles Times analysis of Gallup...
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truthout
Where Newt Gingrich Stands on Issues of Import to Latino Voters
Fox News
By extension, he supports the repeal of the Voting Rights Act provision that mandates foreign-language ballots in certain jurisdictions. Gingrich also opposes the use of foreign languages in naturalization. And he supports allowing employers to require ...
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Lawsuits over 2011 Fla. legislation unresolved
MiamiHerald.com
The court will determine whether those provisions comply with the federal Voting Rights Act. The Justice Department has cleared the rest of the law, but Florida Secretary of State Kurt Browning chose to have the court, instead, rule on the most ...
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PBD 2012: NRIs get voting rights | PRAVASI TODAY : NRI NEWS ...
By Pravasi Today
Jaipur, January 8: Fulfilling the long-standing demand of its diaspora, India Sunday said it would allow Non-resident Indians (NRIs) to vote and participate in the election process.”Pursuant to the law that was enacted to enable Non-resident ...
PRAVASI TODAY : NRI NEWS : NRI HELP
NRIs to get right to vote in Indian elections: Manmohan Singh - India ...
Fulfilling the long-standing demand of its diaspora, India on Sunday said it would allow Non-resident Indians (NRIs) to vote and participate in the election process.
IBN Top Headlines
Rick Perry says Virginia ballot access law violates (sit down first) the ...

Burnt Orange Report
Well, yesterday, Perry amended his complaint to allege that the Virginia law (better sit down first) also violates section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. Yes, that's right, the very provision the State of Texas is strongly suggesting to the Supreme Court ...
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Trial ordered in Compton voter suit
Los Angeles Times
But, she wrote, the question remains "whether the at-large election has impaired the ability of Latinos to elect candidates of its choice or ability to influence the outcome of an election due to abridgment of their voting rights...
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Los Angeles Times
Photo ID rules for all inhibit voting only for some
Quad City Times
Under the Voting Rights Act of 1965, South Carolina and other states and localities with histories of infringing the voting rights of African-Americans are required to get federal approval before changing their voting laws. This is the first time the ...
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GUSD seeks waiver to enact voting change
Gustine Press-Standard
The waiver is one step in the process aimed at a controversial switch to trustee area elections triggered by a letter from a civil rights group contending the district's at-large elections were a violation of the state's Voting Rights Act of 2001 ...
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Montgomery Blair Sibley Files Birther Lawsuit, Is Running For President On DC ...
Huffington Post
There does not appear to be any "attached chart," but Sibley does have a clearly laid-out platform: It centers on DC voting rights. He's also calling for the strengthening of "the rule of law" and the repeal of the 17th Amendment, which allows for ...
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COLUMN — Here's a compromise I'd vote for
HollandSentinel.com
Marcia Johnson-Blanco, co-director of the Voting Rights Project at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, told me she's heard of only one state — Tennessee — that is attempting to use its public transportation programs to assist people in ...
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Court Asked to Dismiss Lawsuit Seeking to Deny Maryland Voters Right to Vote ...
The Moral Liberal
MDPetitions.com argues in its court filing, that Maryland voters who signed the petition are exercising their rights under Article XVI, Section 2 of the Maryland Constitution, which unambiguously states: “The people reserve to themselves power known as ...
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TE Connectivity Announces 2012 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders
Bradenton Herald
Shareholders who are registered with voting rights in the share register of TE as of the close of business (EST) on Feb. 17, 2012 (the record date) will be entitled to vote on the matters presented at the AGM. Beneficial holders whose shares are held ...
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Texas election map fight goes before Supreme Court
Chicago Tribune
The Obama administration for the most part has supported the state Democratic Party and groups representing Hispanics and blacks before the Supreme Court, saying that parts of the state's plan violated the federal voting rights law. ...
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WILLIAM A. COLLINS: Disenfranchising voters is un-American
Torrington Register Citizen
Voting Rights Obstacles, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib.Likewise, allowing virtually unlimited campaign contributions from wealthy individuals and corporations is another part of the plan. Labor unions and workers cannot compete with that level ...
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Texas Case Could Lead to Changes in Voting Rights Act
ABC News
By ARIANE de VOGUE The Supreme Court will attempt on Monday to untangle the political mess in Texas created by a voting rights controversy. The case could have important political consequences, and highlights a lurking issue regarding the continued ...
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ABC News
Malaysian court rejects overseas voting rights case
BBC News
The High Court in Malaysia has rejected an attempt by citizens overseas to obtainvoting rights. Six Malaysians living in the UK took the country's Election Commission to court last year after it refused to register them as voters. ...
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BBC News
Hispanic voting rights advocates support Corpus Christi, Del Mar redistricting ...
Corpus Christi Caller Times
By Jessica Savage CORPUS CHRISTI — Advocates for Hispanic voting rights praised local redistricting maps, which will decide public representation on the Corpus Christi City Council and Del Mar College board of regents. A dozen people attended a joint ...
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TOUAX : Share Capital and Voting Rights at 31 December 2011
Reuters (press release)
REGULATED INFORMATION Paris, January 6, 2012 TOUAX YOUR OPERATIONAL LEASING SOLUTION Disclosure of Share Capital and Voting Rights (pursuant to Article L.233-8 II of the French Commercial Code and Article 223-16 of the General Regulations of the ...
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Republicans Trying to Restrict Voting Rights
Opposing Views
Southern states, in particular, often try to pass legislation that prevents minority citizens from voting – a fact the federal government knows all too well. In 1965, the federal Voting Rights Act was passed to ensure such laws weren't implemented ...
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Opposing Views
Response on NRI voting rights not encouraging, says Ravi
Indian Express
More than a year after the government granted voting rights to non-resident Indians, Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi today admitted the response of the NRIs has not been encouraging. The admission comes at a time when the Assembly ...
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Bancolombia Announces Public Offer of up to 64 Million Preferred Shares ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Pursuant to the approval of the Superintendency of Finance of Colombia, on January 6, 2012, Bancolombia (The Bank) will commence a public offering in the local market of up to 64 million preferred shares without voting rights, which will be initially ...
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To right's dismay, Santorum played active role in passing Medicare drug bill
The Hill (blog)
Right-wing blogs have noted Santorum's Medicare vote while also pointing out that the White House hopeful backed then-Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) over Pat Toomey in their 2004 primary. Specter eked by Toomey, retained his seat and bolted the GOP in 2009 ...
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Milwaukee County working to ensure seniors voting rights under new Voter ID Law
Milwaukee Courier Weekly Newspaper
The Milwaukee County Department on Aging (MCDA) in collaboration with Milwaukee County executive Chris Abele will sponsor an educational event to inform seniors about the new Voter Photo ID Law and how to obtain a free Wisconsin State ID for the ...
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Analysis: Minority Voters Overwhelmingly Rejected Mississippi Voter ID Law
TPMMuckraker
The Justice Department must sign off on the proposal because Mississippi is covered by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, which requires states with a history of racial discrimination to have their voting laws “pre-cleared.” Attorneys in DOJ's Civil ...
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Another Awkward Rick Santorum Vote | RedState
By Erick Erickson (Diary)
Amendment 2879, sponsored by Senators Harry Reid, Russ Feingold, and Arlen Specter — the very amendment Santorum voted for — established a Commission on Voting Rights and Procedures to “to require States to meet uniform and ...
RedState

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/01/05/should-foreign-money-be-allowed-to-finance-us-elections/ -1/6/12

Still fighting for votersrights

Amsterdam News
Black voting rights activists have not seen such a clear and brazen assault on their work since the 1960s, when the Civil Rights Movement led to the passage of the 24th Amendment in 1964, outlawing poll taxes. But with the rise of Republicans in ...
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NRIs' response on voting rights not encouraging
Economic Times
NEW DELHI: Admitting that response from Non- Resident Indians on voting rights has not been encouraging, Union Minister Vayalar Ravi today said Overseas Indian Affairs Ministry is in talks with the Election Commission to simplify process of registering ...
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REG-Novae Group plc : Total voting rights
Reuters (press release)
NEWS RELEASE 5 January 2012 For immediate release Novae Group plc Total Voting Rights In accordance with the FSA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules, Novae Group plc (the Company") confirms that, as at the close of business on 4 January 2012, ...
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Texas redistricting brief argues for demise of Voting Rights Act
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Tell us By Linda P. Campbell Texas' Republican leaders dislike the Voting Rights Act. Republicans also supposedly despise having unelected "activist" judges supersede the will of elected representatives. But if the state's lawyers could entice the ...
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Yakima's voting record opposes gay rights
KIMA CBS 29
Despite passing statewide, voters here in Yakima overwhelmingly voted against the referendum with only 35% supporting it. Yakima Representative Norm Johnson votedto expand rights for same-sex couples. However, he says he will not support the gay...
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KIMA CBS 29
S&D, ALDE and Greens call for suspension of Budapest's voting rights
Europolitics.info
... radio - Klubrádió - and following the entry into force, on 1 January, of a new controversial Hungarian constitution, the S&D, ALDE and Greens-EFA groups in the European Parliament called for the suspension of Budapest's voting rights in the EU. ...
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XG TECHONOLOGY, INC. : Total Voting Rights
4-traders (press release)
Therefore, the total number of Shares with voting rights is 210535954. This figure may be used by shareholders in the Company as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, ...
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2012 ELECTIONS: Students protest over right to vote
Taipei Times
By Loa Iok-sin / Staff Reporter Students stage a protest outside the main gates of National Taiwan University yesterday calling for guarantees of their voting rights. Dozens of college students yesterday rallied outside National Taiwan University (NTU) ...
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The Hollow Democracy
Huffington Post
The NAACP has issued a report called "Defending Democracy: Confronting Modern Barriers toVoting Rights in America," which, as reported by Harvey Wasserman and Bob Fitrakis, "takes on the new Jim Crow tactics passed in fourteen states that are designed ...
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In Austin, Holder Defends Voting Rights Act | Hispanic National Bar ...
By EmmyB
With these words, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder invoked President Lyndon B. Johnson, the visionary architect of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Civil Rights Act of 1962.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKVhodv9zpE. Addressing ...
Hispanic National Bar Association
College Students Denied Voting Rights | ASPA National Weblog
By Wiha Powell
It has become apparent that an objective of the Republican Party is to restrict the voting rights of certain demographic groups that tend to vote Democrat. One way of achieving this is stop college students from voting by claiming that stricter ID ...
ASPA National Weblog
Constitution Check: Is it unconstitutional to require voters to have a ...
By Lyle Denniston
The reality is that, if photo ID requirements are going to be struck down, it would probably be either under the guarantee of legal equality under the Fourteenth Amendment, or under one of two provisions in the 1965 Voting Rights Act which ...
Constitution Daily

Aamir Khan calls, says vote right

Times of India
I am sure that this would definitely help voters in choosing the right candidate in their constituencies. In three to four days voters in Uttar Pradesh will start getting the appeal of Aamir Khan on their mobile phones." Pooja adds that the initiative ...
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WSJ "Abuse[s]" Precedents To Support South Carolina's Voter ID Law
Media Matters for America
WSJ: SC Denial Is "The First Denial Of A 'Pre-Clearance' Voting Rights Request Since 1994." From the Wall Street Journal's December 30 editorial: Eric Holder must be amazed that President Obama was elected and he could become Attorney General. ...
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Voting is your right! Don't let Republicans regulate your fundamental right to ...
allvoices
Do we need another amendment for equal protection of voting rights for the poor, elderly and disabled? The Voting Rights Act of 1965 outlawed discriminatory voting practices responsible for the widespread disenfranchisement of African Americans. ...
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Who votes?
The Free Lance-Star
Attorney General Eric Holder says voter ID laws are taking us back to the Jim Crow days and has disallowed one from South Carolina under the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Is voter ID an attempt to disenfranchise certain voters, or is it simply a way to ...
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Quindell Portfolio PLC : Released on Wednesday 4th January 2012 - Quindell ...
4-traders (press release)
... of the Financial Services Authority's Disclosure and Transparency rules, the Company announces that as at 3 January 2012 the total number of ordinary shares of £0.01 each in issue is 2004114720 with each share carrying the right to one vote...
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The right spins the Santorum surge
Salon
Brooks is also right when he admits “Republicans harvest their votes but have done a poor job responding to their needs.” But whether they're led by Santorum or Romney, Republicans are not going to suddenly start responding to the needs of the working ...
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Salon
Voter ID Laws Sweeping the Nation
The Epoch Times
In the 1960s, the Voting Rights Act outlawed discrimination at the polls, ensuring that every American has the right to vote. The South, with a history of discriminatory voting strategies, needs permission from the DOJ before new voting laws can become ...
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Letter: Motives clear for Mississippi voter ID rule
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Mississippi's initiative to require a photo ID before anyone is allowed to vote is discriminatory against the elderly, the poor and minorities. Fortunately, Mississippi is still covered by the Voting RightsAct, which requires pre-clearance before any ...
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Voting rights
, super PACs and the media cloud the election

Washington Post
In Tennessee, a 96-year-old African American woman was denied a free voter ID because she didn't have a copy of her marriage license. NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous has described the efforts as the most coordinated attack on voting rights since ...
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CAPITA PLC - Total Voting Rights
Stockhouse
Notification of alteration to total voting rights in accordance with the FSA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules provision 5.6.1R. The Company advises that its capital consists of 627630110 ordinary shares of 2 1/15p each, as at 31st December 2011. ...
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Supreme Court Should Use Texas Redistricting Case to Reconsider Voting Rights Act
Cato @ Liberty
A number of activist groups challenged the Texas legislature's maps for state house, state senate, and congressional districts, alleging racial discrimination under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act in a special three-judge federal district court in ...
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Gray, Council Members to Take Voting Rights Issue to New Hampshire
Washington Informer
In addition, District officials are aiming for the attention of state lawmakers who might sympathize with DC's long and tedious efforts to achieve voting rights in Congress. According to reports, at-large council members Michael Brown and David Catania ...
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NAACP worker sentenced to prison for voter fraud
Examiner.com
It's been more than a century since we've seen such a tidal wave of assaults on the right to vote. Historically, when voting rights are attacked, it's done to facilitate attacks on other rights. It is no mistake that the groups who are behind this are ...
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Is Privacy Act Violated as Voting War's GOP Hit Man is Fed Leaks By Justice ...
AlterNet
Will the DOJ investigate leaks in attacks on Voting Section employees and major voting rightsdecisions? Sign up to stay up to date on the latest Civil Liberties headlines via email. A crusading GOP critic of the Obama Justice Department's Voting ...
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Letter, 1/3: Voting rights under attack
Lincoln Journal Star
One of the most cherished freedoms that Americans are guaranteed is the right to vote. But thatright is under attack by some Republican governors who are pushing laws to make it difficult for low-income people and minorities to register to vote by ...
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The ups and downs of democracy in 2011
Albert Lea Tribune
Voting rights (fewer) and money (much more) should give us pause to consider in what direction we're heading. The story of the last century was expanding voting rightsin the country. The US gave women the right to vote, granted citizenship to Native ...
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Albert Lea Tribune
Egyptians vote in final round of election
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Supporters of the Egyptian Social Democratic party attend a demonstration calling for human rights in Cairo Egypt, Monday, Jan. 2, 2012. The banners in Arabic, read, "no to Mubarak's oppressive regime, Egyptians must wait for their freedom, ...
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Atlanta Journal Constitution
IDing the Biggest Civil Rights Crisis of 2012
Town Hall
This is the yawning chasm the Justice Department is now using to justify the unprecedented federal intrusion into state election law, and the first denial of a "pre-clearance" Voting Rights request since 1994. According to the 2010 US Census, ...
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Voting rights, super PACs and the media cloud the election ...
By Rick Hasen
Holder's Voting Rights Gamble: The Supreme Court's Voter ID Showdown, Slate, Dec. 30, 2011. Will Foreigners Decide the 2012 Election? The Extreme Unintended Consequences of Citizens United, The New Republic (online), Dec. 6, 2011 ...
Election Law Blog


 
Voting Rights Obstacles | Truthout
Voting Rights Obstacles. Monday 2 January 2012. by: Khalil Bendib, OtherWords | Political Image. Click here to view larger. ...
www.truth-out.org/voting-rights-obstacles/1325512681


Eric Holder Is Camera Shy...And He Also Has A Problem With The Truth
Philadelphia Inquirer (blog)
The same thing can be said of laws which prevented women from voting, reducing them to societal footnotes. But despite what some may argue with their skewed statistics, there is no national conspiracy to keep people from voting. The Voting Rights Act ...
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Philadelphia Inquirer (blog)
Under-40 to call shots this elections
Times of India
The exercise conducted in the past three months to include new electors especially those who touched the mark of 18 years to obtain eligibility for voting rights in the voter's list by the district election office has yielded positive results. ...
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New Laws Going Into Effect In The New Year
KCEN-TV
The law is awaiting the go-ahead from the justice department who is looking in to whether it violates any of the Voting Rights Act. One new law affects around 25000 families of wounded veterans: veterans who are declared 100 percent disabled from ...
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GOP Candidates Court Iowa Voters, Pile on Santorum
ABC News
Late in the day, the Perry camp circulated a Politico story that looks at Santorum's work as a consultant for a lobbying firm that represents the Human Rights Campaign and Reform Immigration for America. Another episode in Santorum's congressional ...
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ABC News
Time running out to register to vote for the Florida Primary
WPTV
The Florida Division of Elections has detailed answers to questions about candidates, registration and absentee voting at their website. Forms must be filled out and postmarked by January 3, or hand-delivered to an elections office, driver's license ...
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WPTV
Progressives Could “Tea Party” The Democrats
Lez Get Real
Johnson had been in the House for so long and knew so many secrets about members and others (including J. Edgar's secret wardrobe) that he could literally blackmail his way into the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act and every other great ...
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The Unconstitutional Constitution
New York Times (blog)
There was no dissent from within the governing parties and almost no votes from any of the opposition parties. (The far-right Jobbik deputies voted for the central bank law, however.) On both December 23 and December 30, the Socialists and the LMP ...
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AEA associate executive secretary Joe Reed retires
Tuscaloosa News
They “recognized long before others the impact of the newly enfranchised black vote stemming from the Voting Rights act of 1965,” Brown said. Reed graduated from Conecuh County Training School in 1956 and joined the integrated Army. ...
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Looking at the History of Voting Rights and Election Laws
By Charles L Zelden
When the Department of Justice refused to pre-clear South Carolina's voter ID law, it capped months of significant legal and political change in the realm of voting rights and election law matters. (Under Section Five of the Voting Rights Act of ...
Legal History Blog
NAACP worker sentenced to prison for voter fraud « The Greenroom
By Howard Portnoy
It's been more than a century since we've seen such a tidal wave of assaults on the right to vote. Historically, when voting rights are attacked, it's done to facilitate attacks on other rights. It is no mistake that the groups who are behind this are ...
The Greenroom
SC Voter ID Debate: Politics Driving Enforcement ...
By Hans von Spakovsky
This new ID requirement is a common-sense reform that can easily be met by voters regardless of their race, ethnicity, or economic status. However, South Carolina is one of the few states still covered under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, ...
FITSNews


 
Redistricting Spurs Debate Over Voting Rights Act : Roll Call Politics
As new Members take the oath of office in January 2013, something unprecedented may occur: Not a single white Democrat from the Deep South could be a ...
www.rollcall.com/.../redistricting_spurs_debate_voting_rights...

Letter: Voting rights restrictions hurt us all

Memphis Commercial Appeal
These Republicans have chosen to blindly follow 41 other legislatures across the country, not to encourage voter participation in elections but rather to discourage it, thus making it more difficult and costly to vote. What they seem not to understand ...
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Redistricting Spurs Debate Over Voting Rights Act
Roll Call (subscription)
John Barrow, Georgia's only white Democratic Member, faces a tough re-election under the state's new redistricting map, which was approved by the Department of Justice under the Voting Rights Act. As new Members take the oath of office in January 2013,...
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Top 10 Gay Reasons To Vote GOP In 2012
Huffington Post
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich told a gay Iowan recently that if LGBT issues were most important for him, then he should vote for Obama. The GOP record on gay rights is pretty dismal compared to Democrats, but even so, ...
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Justice Department review delays Texas Voter ID law
Your Houston News
The US Department of Justice is reviewing Texas' recently passed Voter ID bill after a ruling Dec. 23 stated that a similar bill in South Carolina did not meet requirements of the 1965 Voter Rights Act and made it more difficult for minorities to vote. ...
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Amy Goodman: If you can't beat 'em, enjoin them (from voting)
Appeal-Democrat
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund have just released a comprehensive report on the crisis, "Defending Democracy: Confronting Modern Barriers to Voting Rights in America. ...
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DOJ preclears Commissioners Court map
Houston Chronicle (blog)
The approval, known as “pre-clearance” under the Voting Rights Act, means the Department of Justice has determined the court's plan complies with Section 5 of the act, said Gene Locke, a lawyer who advised the county on its map. ...
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Houston Chronicle (blog)
Photo ID requirement for voting nixed by Attorney General
Pickens Sentinel
Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General, said that he found that the state has sustained its burden under Section 5 of the Voter Rights Act. “Therefore, on behalf of the Attorney General, I must object to Section 5 of Act R54,” Perez wrote. ...
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Recommended: First Thoughts: Breaking down the final Iowa poll
msnbc.com
Every vote will count more than ever this year. We are, literally, fighting against a corporate takeover of our government. We can not afford to have the Republican/TP Inc. party retain the House, or take over the Senate. Right on Jack .. if the ...
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Gingrich says Obama administration seeks to steal elections with voter ID ruling
Sacramento Bee
The Justice Department's Civil Rights Division determined that the South Carolina law requiringvoters to show a photo ID at polling places was discriminatory against minorities. "... You have to ask, why is it that they are so desperate to retain the ...
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Obama signs NDAA into law, dismantles Bill of Rights
Examiner.com
Being "suspected" of having connections to terrorism is not justification for removing our right to due process. Some people I respect voted for this, but I'm afraid I strongly feel that this is a really bad bill. Out of all the main contenders for the ...
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“Holder's Voting Rights Gamble The Supreme Court's voter ID ...
By Rick Hasen
Nikki Haley denounced the DoJ decision blocking the law under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act: “It is outrageous, and we plan to look at every possible option to get this terrible, clearly political decision overturned so we can protect the ...
Election Law Blog


 
Inquirer Editorial: A stand for voting rights - Philly.com
The U.S. Department of Justice is taking a hard line with states that pass restrictive voting laws, which is good news for disadvantaged Americans who want their ...
articles.philly.com/.../30569136_1_case-of-voter-impersonatio...


Hearing on staying voting rights today

Times of India
CHANDIGARH: With the district court fixing Saturday for arguments on the petition, seeking stay onvoting rights of nominated councillors of Municipal Corporation (MC) in the mayoral election, all eyes would now be on the outcome of the case. ...
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Federal government got it wrong on Voter ID
Myrtle Beach Sun News
By Andre Bauer I totally and completely renounce the US Justice Department's recent opinion that a new South Carolina law requiring voters to show photo identification is in violation of the Voting Rights Act. The law, passed by the South Carolina ...
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Top 10 Gay Reasons to Vote GOP in 2012
Boston.com (blog)
[Special thanks to Alex Oneto for this image] By James A. Lopata Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich told a gay Iowan recently that if LGBT issues were most important for him, then he should vote for Obama. The GOP record on gay rights is ...
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KUHNER: Will Obama steal the 2012 election?
Washington Times
He said that a growing number of minorities fear that “the same disparities, divisions and problems” now afflict America as they did in 1965 prior to the Voting Rights Act. According to the Obama administration, our democracy is being threatened by ...
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Washington Times
Convicted felons fight for right to vote
WKYT
Representative Jesse Crenshaw, here in Lexington is proposing an amendment to House Bill 70, that would allow voters to once again decide if non-violent offenders with time-served should be entitled tovoting rights. "What changed is that I started to ...
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Report: A-C superdistricts don't hurt black voters
Online Athens
Evidence the committee cited included redistricting expert Linda Meggers' and Athens-Clarke Attorney Bill Berryman's testimony that districts the commission approved in October do not violate the Voting Rights Act, which bans discriminatory political ...
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Why Liberals Should Consider Ron Paul
Huffington Post (blog)
... disdain for abortion rights, pledge to never raise taxes, and his criticism of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The most practical reason for liberals to vote for Ron Paul is that it would move the goal posts of discussions to a more liberal platform. ...
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Jon Huntsman Jr. focused on one state right now
Deseret News
Huntsman, 51, a former governor of Utah and former ambassador to China, is the only Republican presidential candidate campaigning in New Hampshire right now. While the rest of the pack feeds on itself in Iowa, which votes Tuesday, Huntsman has spurned...
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Holder's Race-Baiting About Obama's Re-election, Not Voting Rights
By Ken Blackwell
Eric Holder's Department of Justice (DOJ) has launched an all-out war on voter-ID laws and other measures to safeguard to the electoral process. Although Holder's actions are purportedly to prevent African-Americans from being ...
The Patriot Post
Holder's Race-Baiting is about Obama's Re-Election, Not Voting ...
By Ken Blackwell
Holder's Race-Baiting is about Obama's Re-Election, Not Voting Rights - Page 1 - Ken Blackwell: Editor's Note: This column was co-authored by Ken Klukowski.
Townhall's Recent Columns
Holder's Racist Agenda Doomed By His Own Racist Politics at Pat ...
By Pat Dollard
The 1965 Voting Rights Act was created to combat the systematic disenfranchisement of minorities, especially in Southern states with a history of discrimination. But the Justice position is a lead zeppelin, contradicting both the Supreme Court ...
Pat Dollard


 
No Voting Rights?
California Corporations Code § 400(a) provides that a corporation may issue one or more classes or series of shares (or both) with full, limited or no voting rights ...
calcorporatelaw.com/.../no-voting-rights-no-problem-for-calif...
Restoring voting rights - Roanoke.com
A Republican championing civil rights for ex-felons could win favor.
www.roanoke.com/editorials/wb/302697
South Carolina's Assault on Voting Rights | Demos
South Carolina is one of the states that under the Voting Rights Act (VRA), due to a history of discriminatory practices, must obtain pre-clearance from the Justice ...
www.demos.org/news/south-carolinas-assault-voting-rights
The Obama Administration's Risky Voter ID Move Threatens the Voting Rights Act
Slate Magazine
Nikki Haley denounced the DoJ decision blocking the law under Section 5 of theVoting Rights Act: “It is outrageous, and we plan to look at every possible option to get this terrible, clearly political decision overturned so we can protect the ...
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Slate Magazine
DC Voting Rights Hunger Strikers Announce New Agenda
DCist.com
The group has a new online petition demanding DC voting rights that they hope will gather nearly 618000 signatures—one for every District resident—from across the country and be delivered to members of Congress. Second is a "51-day solidarity strike...
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DCist.com
Total Voting Rights
Marketwire (press release)
GB00B12T7004/GBP/PLUS-exn 30 December 2011 All Star Minerals plc ("All Star" or the "Company") Total Voting Rights In accordance with the Financial Services Authority's Disclosure and Transparency Rules, the Company hereby announces that it has ...
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Holder Race-baiting About Obama's Re-election, Not Voting Rights
Big Government
Yet Holder has blocked South Carolina's voter-ID law. DOJ argues that this law is different from Indiana's because South Carolina is subject to additional federal oversight under Section 5 of theVoting Rights Act. (This is especially important because ...
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Royal Dutch Shell plc: Voting Rights and Capital
Sacramento Bee
B) capital consists of 3668550437 A shares and 2661403172 B shares, each with voting rights. Royal Dutch Shell plc holds no ordinary shares in Treasury. The above figures may be used by shareholders as the denominators for the calculations by which ...
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Delhaize Group : Disclosure of Major Shareholding
MarketWatch (press release)
Holders of voting rights Number of voting rights from previous notification Current number of voting rights Current percentage of voting rights BlackRock, Inc. 0 0 0.00% BlackRock Asset Management Australia Limited 80 089 39 628 0.04% BlackRock Asset ...
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TOTAL VOTING RIGHTS OCADO GROUP PLC
4-traders (press release)
Each ordinary share carries the right to one vote in relation to all circumstances at general meetings of Ocado; · accordingly, it had total voting rights of 558527597. Of these issued ordinary shares, 36305099 are held by Greenwood Nominees Limited on ...
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KY Ex-Cons Want Ballot Box Rights
Public News Service
Voting rights advocates say it's time to turn the tide for most of the 186000 Kentuckians who are being denied a voice at the ballot box because they're former felons who were convicted of nonviolent offenses. The social justice group Kentuckians for ...
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Va. Primary: GOP Requires "Loyalty Oath" to Support Whoever is Nominated
The New American
The requirement that the Department of Justice review (or “examine,” to use Attorney General Holder's word) proposed changes to the procedures implemented by the states to qualify voters is called “pre-clearance.” Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act ...
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Has America's stolen election process finally hit prime time?
OpEdNews
In its landmark report entitled Defending Democracy: Confronting Modern Barriers to Voting Rightsin America, the NAACP directly takes on the new Jim Crow tactics passed in fourteen states that are designed to keep minorities from voting in 2012. ...
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Holder bets Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act on opposition to photo ...
By Ed Morrissey
Holder bets Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act on opposition to photo-ID voting requirements.
Hot Air » Top Picks
Saudi Arabia Rethinks Women's Voting Rights | Middle East Voices
By Middle East Voices
Women in Saudi Arabia will not need a male guardian's approval to run or vote in municipal elections in 2015, when women will also run for office for the first.
Middle East Voices
Adrian Parsons | DC Voting Rights | TheDC Interview | The Daily ...
By Jamie Weinstein
Adrian Parsons is starving himself for DC voting rights | TheDC Interview: Parsons says he's disappointed with President Obama on the issue.
The Daily Caller

 
The GOP's voting rights hypocrisy | Democrats.org
Today, the Huffington Post published a piece noting that despite a nationwide GOP effort to enact tougher voting laws that will make it harder for millions of ...
www.democrats.org/news/.../the_gops_voting_rights_hypocris...
Asian American Communities Have Rights under Voting Rights Act ...
The Asian American Justice Center's Terry M. Ao recently spoke with ACSblog about how theVoting Rights Act, which protects American voters generally from ...
www.acslaw.org/.../asian-american-communities-have-rights-u...
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