A federal appeals court on Thursday seemed likely to side with voting rights groups seeking to block Kansas, Georgia and Alabama from requiring residents to prove they are U.S. citizens when registering to vote using a national form.
By Colleen Slevin, Associated Press
Kansas wants the court to overturn a ruling by a federal judge in May that temporarily blocked the state from disenfranchising people who registered at motor vehicle offices but didn't provide documents such as birth certificates or naturalization papers.
By Hope Yen, Associated Press
This year, 17 states were set to have restrictions involving voter ID or other requirements for the first time in a presidential election.
Voting rights supporters in North Carolina, North Dakota and Texas have triumphed this summer over what they consider discriminatory voter-identification laws. Since 2008, ten state legislatures have tightened such requirements or otherwise restricted how votes may be cast. William Brangham…
By Michael D. Regan
North Carolina, Wisconsin and Kansas all saw state laws affecting voters nullified or limited by respective courts.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed a sweeping order Friday to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons within the state. McAuliffe described the action as an effort to reverse decades of voter repression, but state Republicans accused the…
By PBS NewsHour
With the start of the Supreme Court’s new term, Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal joins Judy Woodruff to talk about some of the issues to be tested, including affirmative action, voting rights and unions.
By Ivette Feliciano
In North Carolina, which has had some of the most progressive voting practices and highest voter turnout rates in the country, some residents are grappling with the state's new voter ID law that goes into effect in 2016.
By Kristen Doerer
On Tuesday, August 5, the day before the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, a U.S. appeals court struck down a Texas voter ID law, finding it discriminatory and in direct violation of the landmark civil rights legislation.
Chief Washington Correspondent for CNBC and political writer for the New York Times John Harwood joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how voting rights have changed the political landscape since the first march on Selma in 1965.
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