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August 27, 2012

It's time for Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act to go

Last week, PLF filed this brief in the United States Supreme Court in support of Shelby County, Alabama.  Shelby County is challenging the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.  PLF’s brief urges the Supreme Court to take up this very important case. The Voting Rights Act (Act) was an iconic piece of legislation.  It ...

September 20, 2012

U.S. Law Week interviews PLF's Joshua Thompson on the upcoming Supreme Court term

Reproduced with permission from The United States Law Week, 81 U.S.L.W. 3099 (Sep. 18, 2012).  Copyright 2012 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bna.com U.S. Law Week interviewed me on the upcoming Supreme Court term.  Specifically, I was asked about the petitions challenging Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.  Th ...

November 09, 2012

Supreme Court accepts challenge to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act

Today the Supreme Court agreed to hear Shelby County v. Holder, a case which challenges the 2006 reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act.  PLF has been heavily involved in getting this case before the Supreme Court, just like we were 3 years ago when the Court agreed to hear a similar challenge.  In that case, ...

November 14, 2012

New op-ed on Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act

The Washington Times publised this op-ed that I co-authored with Roger Clegg of the Center for Equal Opportunity.  Here’s a snippet: So Section 5 now guarantees districts that are less competitive and more polarized, not only racially but ideologically. It insulates Republican candidates and incumbents from minority voters and from issues ...

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 ...

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 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 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. ...

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 ...

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: ...

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