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Congress Putting Teeth Back in Voting Rights Act
New Section 4 would put Texas back under preclearance
"...Last Summer, the US Supreme Court defanged the Voting Rights Act by striking down Section 4, the clauses..."

Jan. 16, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

SCOTUS Guts Voting Rights Act
Roberts court rules that VRA so successful, no longer necessary
"...U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act – which determines state coverage -- is..."

June 25, 2013 News Post by Michael King

Biden Joins Fight to Revive Voting Rights Act
Bill would require Texas to get federal clearance
"...to pass a bipartisan measure that would rebuild the Voting Rights Act, and once again require Texas to get..."

Jan. 24, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

SCOTUS Punts on Fisher vs. UT, Lifts Part of Voting Rights Act
Two major rulings from the Supreme Court
"...and boiled with the abortion debate, lawmakers and civil rights activists occasionally looked up to absorb the impact of..."

June 28, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Voting Rights Act Goes to Court
September hearing set in San Antonio
"...maps for the House, Senate, and Congress violate the Voting Rights Act by diminishing the ability of minorities to..."

July 15, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

US Supremes Speak on UT, No Word on Voting Rights
Admissions policy goes back to court, but DOMA, section 5 still out
"...As the abortion rights debate in the Texas legislature grabs headlines, the Supreme..."

June 24, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: About Those Voting Rights
Colorblind ain't the same as blind
"...a "voter ID" law just as the Canyon Creek Voting Rights Act lawsuit reaches the U.S. Supreme Court? Not..."

May 15, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Nancy Pelosi Touts Voting Rights in Eastside Swing
U.S. House speaker stops in Austin to promote new anti-corruption legislation
"...promote campaign finance reform, ethics reform, and expansion of voting rights. It was the third of these that got..."

March 8, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Rights and Consequences
The Redistricting trial pits "partisan gerrymandering" against the Voting Rights Act.
"...University on the other side of Marshall. "They know exactly what they're doing," said Sandlin, describing the decision --..."

Dec. 19, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

"Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties"
"Witness" brings the Civil Rights Movement to the Blanton Museum of Art
"...voices were saddened and solemn, lamenting that while the Voting Rights Act of 1965 may be behind us, there..."

April 10, 2015 Arts Review by Caitlin Greenwood

D.C. Court Tosses Texas Voting Maps
Court tosses out key redistricting maps
"...is among a handful of states required under the Voting Rights Act to have its redistricting maps cleared by..."

Aug. 28, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Challenge E-Voting
"...recount: 80% of our "votes" are counted in electronic voting boxes. We are told to “trust” the system, as..."

Sept. 2, 2010 Postmarks

Why You're Not Voting Today
How gerrymandering took Texas out of Super Tuesday
"...for a March 6 primary. Arguably, it is their protracted discussions about the re-redrawn interim maps, ordered by the..."

March 6, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: On Voting, Endorsements, and Sincerity
It's put up or shut up time at the municipal polls
"...Eric H. Hold­er Jr., the next stage of the anti-Voting Rights Act lawsuit undertaken by the Canyon Creek MUD..."

May 1, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Judge Finds Texas Violated National Voter Registration Act
Motor voter mayhem
"...When it comes to voting laws, Texas can’t seem to keep it legal...."

April 10, 2018 News Post by Mary Tuma

Point Austin: The Supremes Bail Out
Court ruling lets Voting Rights Act live for another day
"...the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in the Voting Rights Act case initially filed by the Northwest Austin..."

June 26, 2009 News Column by Michael King

David Van Os on Single-Member Districts
Texas attorney on the history of the "gentlemen’s agreement"
"...the Austin at-large system under the Constitution and the Voting Rights Act. We dissected the “gentlemen’s agreement” that reserved..."

Feb. 28, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: MUD in Your Eye
Northwest Austin suburb chal­lenges the Voting Rights Act
"...compliance with the electoral preclearance provisions of the federal Voting Rights Act is just too burdensome for the poor..."

Nov. 9, 2007 News Column by Michael King

Texas Voter ID Law Struck Down
5th Circuit: Senate Bill 14 violates Voting Rights Act
"...bill passed in 2011, violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. That was the ruling issued today of..."

July 20, 2016 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: MUD Rising
Canyon Creek voting-rights lawsuit goes to the Supremes
"...the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review one Austin-based voting-rights case and rejected another, in a revealing coincidence of..."

Jan. 16, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: 'No Bueno'
Court says the Lege still trampling on voting rights
"...stage confirmed, he has a real knack for saying exactly the wrong thing. The latest example was his response..."

Sept. 7, 2012 News Column by Michael King

DOJ Says No to Texas Maps
Feds reject GOP end run around courts for redistricting
"...passed by the Legislature this year comply with the Voting Rights Act of 1965...."

Sept. 19, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Behind Closed Doors
As the Feb. 6 redistricting deadline gets close, what cost unanimity?
"...the April 3 primary. But what will the minority voting rights groups want from those maps, and can they..."

Jan. 30, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Watson's 3/17 Speech Against Voter ID
Transcript of Austin senator's remarks
"...importantly, those who weren’t watching, those millions of legally voting Texans whose lives won’t be the same if this..."

March 18, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

Painting by Numbers
Wherein we recall how we got here ... and contemplate the baleful map-drawing future
"...not even enough to break the quorum – the tactic used by the House Dems the last time Lone..."

Jan. 28, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Maps, Balls, and Testifying
The testimony gets mighty strange at the re-redistricting trial.
"...("for partisan purposes only") they have intentionally diminished the voting influence of millions of black and Hispanic voters in..."

Dec. 26, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

It Ain't Over Yet
City and Circle C Wait for Justice
"...city's recent annexations for allegedly violating the federal Minority Voting Rights Act. The alliance has been deemed unholy by..."

Jan. 16, 1998 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

Point Austin: "We the People"
The meaning of the anniversaries of the Civil Rights Struggle
"...celebration and renewal of the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches is not normally in the Chronicle's local coverage..."

March 13, 2015 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Stayed on Freedom
Considering the LBJ legacy
"...way to consider the legacy of the 1964 Civil Rights Act (initiated by John F. Kennedy; strengthened, lobbied through..."

April 11, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Riding the Pinwheel
The GOP redraws the map of Texas – brazenly sidestepping most of the state's newest voters
"...plan, in their U.S. congressional map they did in fact carve up Travis five ways. And the districts, as..."

Aug. 26, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

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