The Leadership Conference tries hard to convince itself that Americans support the Voting Rights Act

Everyone knows that pollsters can design questions that elicit the results they want. Indeed, even very subtle changes in poll questions can show that Americans either support or disapprove of any particular person or policy. That’s why reputable polling organizations take great pains … Continue reading

PLF files brief in the Supreme Court opposing race-based redistricting

We have previously blogged about the latest redistricting controversy to reach the Supreme Court. In these two combined cases, styled Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama and Alabama Democratic Conference v. Alabama, the plaintiffs contend that the redistricting plan for … Continue reading

Federal courts expanding disparate impact analysis in recent Voting Rights Act cases

Here on the Liberty Blog, we have often posted about the perils of “disparate impact” laws; that is, laws that allow courts to find illicit discrimination in a facially neutral action without any showing of improper intent (here, here, and here, … Continue reading

Chief Judge Kozinski skewers Guam lawyer

Guam has created a political process that only allows Chamorros – and their ancestors — to vote on Guam independence.  This is a blatant attempt to restrict the right to vote on the basis of ancestry, and is prohibited by both … Continue reading

Shelby County a month later: Has the sky fallen on minority voting rights?

When the Supreme Court issued Shelby County v. Holder last month, Chicken Littles on the left almost immediately began shouting that is was “a blow to democracy,” or that it obstructs “Americans’ fundamental right to vote,” or even that “the Court … 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