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

Civil Rights Groups Ask California Supreme Court to Stop Prop. 8

Civil rights groups on Nov. 14 filed a petition (PDF) with the California Supreme Court to stop the enactment of Proposition 8 because it would mandate discrimination against a minority group and did not follow the process required for fundamental revisions to the California Constitution. In the petition, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Mexican … Continue reading Civil Rights Groups Ask California Supreme Court to Stop Prop. 8

Civil Rights Groups Ask California Supreme Court to Stop Prop. 8

Civil rights groups on Nov. 14 filed a petition (PDF) with the California Supreme Court to stop the enactment of Proposition 8 because it would mandate discrimination against a minority group and did not follow the process required for fundamental revisions to the California Constitution. In the petition, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Mexican … Continue reading Civil Rights Groups Ask California Supreme Court to Stop Prop. 8