Supreme Court issues decision in Alabama redistricting cases

This morning, the Supreme Court issued its decision in the combined Alabama redistricting cases – Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama and Alabama Democratic Conference vs. Alabama. PLF filed this amicus brief before the Court. The plaintiffs in these cases … Continue reading

Supreme Court cases we’re waiting for

It’s June, and that means Supreme Court season. Over the coming weeks we’ll be looking for decisions in some crucial cases involving constitutional protections for property rights, racial equality, and other matters central to PLF’s mission. Here’s what we’re waiting … Continue reading

There is no longer any black/white racial gap in voting

Readers of this blog know that PLF has been heavily involved in Shelby County v. Holder — a case currently pending before the Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.  PLF believes that the law has … Continue reading

PLF’s Joshua Thompson will be in studio with Armstrong & Getty tomorrow at 8 am

After speaking with southern California radio this afternoon, I will be speaking to northern Californians tomorrow. I will be in studio with long-time PLF friends Armstrong & Getty. We will be discussing Shelby County and the Supreme Court. I am … Continue reading

National Review Online publishes PLF essay on Shelby County

Roger Clegg and I penned this essay on Shelby County v. Holder, the case challenging the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.  Shelby County is going to be argued before the Supreme Court tomorrow.  Here’s the conclusion of the … Continue reading

PLF’s Joshua Thompson will be on Los Angeles/Orange County radio tomorrow at noon to discuss Shelby County

Tomorrow, I will be apprearing on Southern California public radio — KPCC 89.3 — to discuss the upcoming oral argument in Shelby County v. Holder.  I will be debating someone who supports Section 5. You can listen live here. … Continue reading

SCOTUSblog symposium on the upcoming oral argument in Shelby County

SCOTUSblog is running a very interesting symposium on the upcoming oral argument in Shelby County v. Holder, the case challenging the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.  Here’s a snippet from my contribution: To the extent that the … Continue reading