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Latino Decisions research critical to overturning Wisconsin Voter-ID law

A Federal court struck down a controversial law that would require voters in Wisconsin to show photo identification before they cast their ballots.  This is the latest ruling regarding voter-ID laws which have become a contentious across the nation. U.S. district judge Lynn Adelman issued a 70-page ruling declaring Wisconsin’s voter identification law is unconstitutional and also violates Section […]

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Latino Decisions research critical to overturning Pennsylvania Voter-ID law

A Pennsylvania judge last week struck down a controversial new law that would require voters to show photo identification before they cast their ballots.  This is the latest ruling regarding voter-ID laws which has become a contentious across the nation. Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard L. McGinley ruled that Pennsylvania’s new voter identification law is unconstitutional […]

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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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We still need the Voting Rights Act to give equal access

This article was originally published at NBC LATINO   These days, voting is largely uneventful.  You show up at the polls, check in, vote, and get your sticker. Long gone are the days of having to take a literacy test, such as that used in Alabama in 1965 that was a 68 question civics exam that I doubt […]

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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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