What’s happening in politics? (For those of us ready, or at least curious, about politics now that Christmas is over…)

Three places with interesting updates on grassroots, third party, and independent politics: Ballot Access News is always valuable to check out. Richard Winger is a ballot access expert who constantly studies and comments on electoral justice, ballot access law, third party building, independent and third party candidates, and petition drives. Independent Political Report strives to […]

Newsday Op-Ed about civil rights, fair housing, and school district stats

Andrew Young will visit Long Island on June 2nd, to receive an award from Erase Racism. Howard Glickstein has published an op-ed in Newsday about Andrew Young and Civil Rights.

Interesting Voting Rights Act decision in Ohio

from Ballot Access News Federal Court in Ohio Approves Limited Voting for Euclid School Board Elections July 15th, 2009 On July 13, U.S. District Court Judge Kathleen O’Malley ruled that the city of Euclid, Ohio, should use Limited Voting in its school board elections. The decision, USA v Euclid City School Board, is here. Euclid […]

Impending US Supreme Court Decision on Voting Rights Act

from Ballot Access News Atlanta Journal-Constitution Story on Impending U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Voting Rights Act The June 21 Atlanta Journal-Constitution has this story on the impending decision of the U.S. Supreme Court on the constitutionality of part of the Voting Rights Act. That decision could come on June 22, and must come no […]

Two Supreme Court Decisions: Minority districts AND independent candidates (via Nader)

(excerpt from) The Boston Globe/AP Story Court refuses to expand minority voting rights March 9, 2009 Story 1: Limits protection of Voting Rights Act WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court ruled Monday that electoral districts must have a majority of African-Americans or other minorities to be protected by a provision of the Voting Rights Act. The 5-4 decision, […]

US Supreme Court accepts challenge to Voting Rights Act

Found this at The Batts Report and confirmed at Ballot Access News. This is not good news for voting protection… from The Batts Report A challenge to The Voting Rights Act January 9, 2009 WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court announced Friday that it will hear a challenge to the landmark 1965 voting rights act, paving […]

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