WASHINGTON — The Obama administration and civil rights groups are defending a key section of the landmark voting rights law at the Supreme Court by pointing reformed state, county and local governments to an escape hatch from the law’s strictest ...Read More »
Maryland’s top court should deny all remaining challenges to the state’s legislative redistricting plan, the Court of Appeals’ special master told the judges Thursday.Read More »
WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, rejecting an Alabama county’s challenge to the landmark civil rights law. The provision requires state, county and local governments with a history of ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Coca-Cola Co. has terminated its relationship with a conservative group seen by some as an incubator for a string of new state voter ID laws and a marketer of laws like Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense statute. The ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court appeared to struggle Monday with what to do about holding elections in Texas for the state legislature and Congress in a case that could affect the federal Voting Rights Act and even the balance of ...Read More »
GREENBELT — As a three-judge panel heard arguments about whether Maryland’s redistricting map dilutes the African-American vote, one of those judges said Tuesday he doesn’t believe a case has been made to require a third black-majority congressional district. Still, the ...
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ANNAPOLIS — A political action committee based in Prince George’s County is working with the Maryland Republican Party to challenge the state’s redistricting map in federal court. Radamase Cabrera, a spokesman for the Fannie Lou Hamer PAC, said Friday they ...Read More »