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For youth, a chance to lead

For youth, a chance to lead

Mary-Pat Hector of Atlanta was operating much like a 1960s civil rights activist as she laid plans for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. She was constantly on…

Push for tougher voter ID laws?

Push for tougher voter ID laws?

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she’s not surprised that Southern states have pushed ahead with tough voter identification laws and other measures since the Supreme Court freed them from strict…

Biden helps stage voting rights march re-enactment

Biden helps stage voting rights march re-enactment

The vice president and black leaders commemorating a famous civil rights march on Sunday said efforts to diminish the impact of African-Americans‘ votes haven’t stopped in the years since the…

Supremes set to look at Voting Rights Act

Supremes set to look at Voting Rights Act

When the Supreme Court last scrutinized the 1965 Voting Rights Act in 2009, Justice Anthony Kennedy peered down from the bench and asked why federal rules were tougher for Alabama…

Census will show growth slowing, GOP gaining

Census will show growth slowing, GOP gaining

Republican-leaning states will gain at least a half dozen House seats thanks to the 2010 census, which found the nation’s population growing more slowly than in past decades but still…