Tag: Voting Rights Act (1965)

Fight Over Census Documents Centers on Motive for a Citizenship Question

The fight between Congress and President Trump over census documents revolves around one crucial issue: discerning the true motive of the Trump administration when it made a historic decision to ask all residents in the country if they were an American citizen. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the Census Bureau, has long claimed that […]

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Will the Legitimacy of the Supreme Court Survive the Census Case?

The Supreme Court is poised to decide one of its most divisive cases since litigation around the travel ban: the challenge to the Trump administration’s attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Even as the justices deliberate on this case, shocking new reporting offers critical support to opponents of the administration’s position. […]

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Kamala Harris Wants to Require States to Clear Abortion Laws With Justice Dept.

As numerous states have passed restrictive new abortion laws, Senator Kamala Harris of California on Tuesday is expected to outline a proposal that would require some states and localities with a history of flouting abortion rights to obtain federal approval before such laws can take effect. Ms. Harris, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for […]

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