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

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

President’s weekly report — January 5, 2013

Individual Rights — Equality Under the Law Project Shelby County v. Holder on Jan. 2, 2013.  Back in the early years of the civil rights movement, federal oversight of southern voting practices was a sad necessity in order to ensure … Continue reading