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March 25, 2015

Supreme Court issues decision in Alabama redistricting cases

This morning, the Supreme Court issued its decision in the combined Alabama redistricting cases – Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama and Alabama Democratic Conference vs. Alabama. PLF filed this amicus brief before the Court. The plaintiffs in these cases challenged Alabama's 2010 redistricting plan as an unconstitutional racial gerr ...

July 09, 2013

PLF's Jim Burling appeared on PBS to discuss the Supreme Court ruling in Shelby County

Watch The Practical Effects of the Voting Rights Act Ruling on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour. ...

July 01, 2013

Shelby County: Are all states created equal?

The Supreme Court declared a section of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional last week in Shelby County v. Holder. The decision was based in part on the principle that all States enjoy equal sovereignty. Justice Ginsburg's dissent predicted much mischief from this holding, noting that Congress has probably violated it many times. But rather than ...

June 25, 2013

Victory in Shelby County v. Holder

It's been a big day here at PLF.  On top of our momentous win in our direct representation Supreme Court property rights case, Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District, we also had a long-anticipated victory in the Voting Rights Act case, Shelby County v. Holder, where we participated as amicus.  Shelby was a ...

June 03, 2013

Supreme Court cases we’re waiting for

It's June, and that means Supreme Court season. Over the coming weeks we'll be looking for decisions in some crucial cases involving constitutional protections for property rights, racial equality, and other matters central to PLF's mission. Here's what we're waiting for: ...

May 21, 2013

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 outlived its purpose, and that it forces “covered” jurisdictions to engage in uncon ...

February 26, 2013

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 sure the discussion will branch into other PLF cases. You can listen online here. ...

February 26, 2013

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 essay: The Left is crying that the Supreme Court of Chief Justice Roberts is poised ...

February 25, 2013

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. ...

February 12, 2013

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 oral argument focuses on the unconstitutional – but easily remedied – coverage formu ...

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