LDF: Supreme Court Ruling Leaves in Place Core Provision of the Voting Rights Act

Today, the Supreme Court in Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District Number One v. Holder rejected a challenge to the constitutionality of Section 5, the core provision of the Voting Rights Act, said the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (http://www.naacpldf.org) in a press release. In an opinion authored by Chief Justice Roberts, the SupremeContinue reading “LDF: Supreme Court Ruling Leaves in Place Core Provision of the Voting Rights Act”

New Study Debunks Myths about African American Voting on Prop. 8

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute yesterday released the results of a study debunking the myth that African Americans overwhelmingly and disproportionately supported Proposition 8. The study, commissioned by the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund in San Francisco, found that the level of support for Prop. 8 among African Americans wasContinue reading “New Study Debunks Myths about African American Voting on Prop. 8”

New Study Debunks Myths about African American Voting on Prop. 8

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute yesterday released the results of a study debunking the myth that African Americans overwhelmingly and disproportionately supported Proposition 8. The study, commissioned by the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund in San Francisco, found that the level of support for Prop. 8 among African Americans wasContinue reading “New Study Debunks Myths about African American Voting on Prop. 8”