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By Frances Kai-Hwa Wang
The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a big case about the role of race in drawing congressional maps. The specific question at issue is whether Alabama's map violates what's left of the Voting Rights Act, which bars discriminatory practices…
By John Yang, Lisa Desjardins
Some of the Supreme Court's conservative justices seem sympathetic to Alabama's arguments in a case seeking to force the state to create a second Black majority congressional district. It's the latest showdown over the landmark Voting Rights Act.
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
The Supreme Court on Tuesday took up an Alabama redistricting case that could have far-reaching effects on minority voting power across the United States and seemed likely to divide the court along ideological lines.
In Florida, GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis took the unusual step last month of asking the state Supreme Court whether a Democrat's plurality-Black congressional district could be broken into whiter — and more Republican — districts.
By Nicholas Riccardi, Brendan Farrington, Associated Press
By David Eggert, Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press
Lawmakers in several states are debating precisely how many Black voters are needed in a legislative district to ensure they can elect the representative they want.
By Christina A. Cassidy, Associated Press
The bill from Rep. Terri Sewell of Alabama seeks to restore a key provision of the federal law that compelled states with a history of discrimination to undergo a federal review before changing voting laws.
By Associated Press
Hours after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered a third attempt at passing a GOP voting bill by calling another special legislative session to begin this weekend, Texas Democrats who left the state weeks ago say they'll keep fighting to protect…
Members of the Black Women's Roundtable said they had a good meeting with Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday as they push to retain voting rights for all around the country.
By Judy Woodruff, Jessica Yarvin
The United States bid a final farewell to John Lewis in Atlanta Thursday, after more than a week of observations in his honor. A congressman and lifelong activist, Lewis endured threats, repeated imprisonment and physical violence to fight for civil…
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