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Texas sees ‘scheme’ in Obama administration’s defense of voting

Texas AG Greg Abbott claims the Obama administration's defense of the Voting Rights Act is harming - not helping - minorities in his state. But one legal expert finds that laughable.Full story

Voter ID laws multiply in the South

  North Carolina passed one of the most restrictive voter suppression bills in the nation, just after section 4 of the Voting Rights Act was struck down by the Supreme Court. NOW’s Alex Wagner and the panel discuss.

White House plans to challenge new state voter ID laws

  Fresh off of signing a bill that limits women’s access to abortion clinics, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is set to sign what many are calling the most restrictive voting bill in the country. This comes as President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder assured civil rights leaders in a me

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Obama meets with civil rights groups on Voting Right Act

Meeting with advocates, Obama vows committment to voting rights

N.C. Legislature clears sweeping voter restrictions

Ginsburg says push for voter ID laws predictable

Florida can continue purging voters

Worst bill ever? Civil rights groups slam North Carolina’s voting bill

Fixing the Voting Rights Act

Conservatives prepare to finish off Voting Rights Act

‘State’s rights’ shouldn’t trump the individual right to vote

Sen. Pocan proposes Constitutional amendment to protect voting rights


  North Carolina: ‘Ground zero’ of voter suppression

North Carolinians marched on the state Capitol in one last Moral Monday protest before Republican Governor Pat McCrory signed a restrictive election bill into law. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell interviews two young activists outside the Capitol. Plus, Barbara Arnwine, the president of the Lawyers Commi

  Voting Rights Summit commences

Attorney General Holder and Labor Secretary Perez joined civil rights leaders across the nation to focus on “safeguarding every eligible American’s right to vote.” The Urban League’s Marc Morial and Leadership Conference President Wade Henderson join MSNBC’s Hardball with the latest details.

  Obama, DOJ, civil rights leaders plot way forward, post-Supreme Court

MSNBC contributors Goldie Taylor and Dr. James Peterson discuss what the White House can do to push congressional Republicans to help pass a reworked Voting Rights Act – and then argue that the biggest threat to minority voters are the voter ID laws being pursued in states like Texas and North Carol

  Eric Holder taking Texas to court for voter ID law

Attorney General Eric Holder has said he will take Texas to court for a strict voter ID law that was implemented after the Supreme Court struck down key parts of the Voting Rights Act. Co-Director of The Advancement Project Judith Browne Dianis and Matthew Miller, former aide to Eric Holder, join Ar

  Is the House capable of passing immigration reform?

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, joins MSNBC’s Alex Witt to talk about immigration reform and the Voting Rights Act.

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U.S. Attorney General Holder speaks about the Supreme Court's ruling on Tuesday that struck down part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act designed to protect minority voters, at the Justice Department in Washington
Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of Voting Rights Act
Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of Voting Rights Act

epa03759516 Stephanie Rigzadeh, an intern with CBS News, runs out of the Supreme Court to deliver to her crew the high court's ruling on the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in Washington, DC, USA, 25 June 2013. The high court struck down part of the Act, allowing states with a history of discrimination to

Supreme Court Issues Orders On Pending Cases
Supreme Court Issues Orders On Pending Cases

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 25: A person runs after a ruling was made outside the U.S. Supreme Court building on June 25, 2013 in Washington, DC. The court ruled that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional. The high court convened again today to rule on some high profile decisions includi