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Supreme Court ignores extensive social science evidence of voting discrimination against Blacks and Latinos in Section 5 jurisdictions

Research from 2013 documents higher rates of prejudice, voting discrimination and inequality faced by African Americans and Latinos in jurisdictions fully covered by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. On Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, despite extensive social science research that racial discrimination and prejudice […]

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Blacks and Latinos face more discrimination in states fully covered by Voting Rights Act

New brief filed with Supreme Court documents higher rates of prejudice, voting discrimination and inequality faced by African Americans and Latinos in jurisdictions fully covered by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. Racial discrimination and prejudice remain prevalent in the United States, so the U.S. Supreme Court should fully uphold the Voting Rights Act, […]

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Slides from recent webinar hosted by Matt Barreto from Latino Decisions and Frank Sharry of America’s Voice

Matt Barreto of Latino Decisions and Frank Sharry of America’s Voice recently hosted a webinar where they discussed the full results from their post-SB1070 decision National Survey of Latino registered voters, commissioned by the Center for American Progress Action Fund and America’s Voice. The webinar focused on the impact of the Latino electorate on the […]

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Poll: Latinos overwhelmingly oppose Supreme Court decision to uphold “show me your papers”

In polling data released today, Latino Decisions reports that Latino registered voters oppose the Supreme Court decision to uphold the controversial provision in Arizona’s SB1070 law that would require state and local police to check immigration status if they suspect a person they have stopped is an undocumented immigrant.  The poll finds 66% of Latinos […]

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The Implications of ACA Ruling on Latino Voting Behavior

The Supreme Court decision regarding the constitutionally of the signature policy victory of the Obama administration has been the most anticipated and hotly debated decision of the Court in recent memory. Chief Justice Roberts himself has not been immune to the controversy, as some critics have suggested that his change of opinion regarding the mandate […]

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New poll: Supreme Court decision on SB1070 could alienate Latino voters

This week Latino Decisions and America’s Voice release additional datapoints from our June 2012 5-state battleground survey. In advance of the Supreme Court decision on Arizona’s controversial SB1070, we asked Latino voters how they would feel if the court were to uphold the law. In addition, to dig deeper into the impact this could have […]

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Public Support for the Supreme Court: The Promise and Peril of Arizona v. United States

This is the first of a series of posts about Latinos and their views of the U.S. Supreme Court, and is part of a larger research project being conducted by Professor Ura and Professor Pedraza. Survey methodology and questionnaires are located here. On Friday, The New York Times reported the results of a national survey […]

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The Supreme Court, Health Care Reform, and Latinos

By Jillian Medeiros, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of New Mexico This week the Supreme Court has been debating the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, passed by President Obama’s administration.  The purpose of this blog report is to discuss the specifics of what the Court is deciding, as well as the implications their […]

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