Posted on · William Cooper, who previously advised plaintiffs in a U.S. Supreme Court case upholding Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, called the 2021 redistricting plan by Galveston County’s Republican leaders one of the most extreme examples he’d ever seen of an attempt to eliminate Black and Latino political representation.
Posted on · The trial will be one of the first major tests of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the provision earlier this year.
Posted on · A trio of lawsuits, consolidated as Petteway versus Galveston County, will be the first significant voting rights trial since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a ban on racial discrimination in redistricting in June.
Posted on · The Biden Justice Department is suing the county under Section 2 of the act, alleging intentional discrimination against minority voters in the redrawing of its commissioner precinct boundaries.
Posted on · The Department of Justice says lawmakers discriminated against Latino and Black voters when they redrew the maps this year.
Posted on · The 4-1 Republican majority on the Galveston County commissioners court is aiming to oust the sole Democratic member, Commissioner Stephen Holmes, by dismantling or diluting the Black-Hispanic coalition map of Precinct 3.
Posted on · The suit targets SB 1’s provisions limiting assistance to voters who need help navigating the voting process, as well as limiting how mail-in voters verify their identities.
Posted on · While Democrats hold firm in their accusations of racial gerrymandering, Republicans passed a map reallocating Texas’ seats in the U.S. House. A court challenge is likely ahead.
Posted on · Shelby County v. Holder nullified the preclearance requirements of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Posted on · The justices, in a 6-3 opinion, narrowed the only major section of the landmark Voting Rights Act that remains in effect.
Posted on · On Monday's show: An update on a number of developments related to voting, the financial state of area hospitals, the latest on prison conditions amid the pandemic, and an update on sports.
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Posted on · The decision is part of a larger lawsuit from voters who challenged the state’s 2011 political maps.
Posted on · Texas ratified the 19th Amendment on June 28, 1919, then shut out black voters by creating the “white primary.”
Posted on · Witnesses at a House Judiciary Committee Hearing in Houston pointed to renewed state and local discrimination against minority voters.