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Voting Rights Act

The Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014

On January 16, 2014, a bipartisan group of Members of Congress introduced the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 (“VRAA”).  Congressmen John Lewis (D-GA-5), James Sesenbrenner (R-WI-5), Steve Chabot (R-OH-1) and John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI-13), among others, introduced...

Voting Rights Act

United States v. Texas, et al.; Veasey v. Perry

Voting Rights Act

Voting Rights Act Reauthorization 2006

On July 27, 2006, President Bush became the fourth president to extend core temporary enforcement provisions of the Voting Rights Act, and the second to sign a 25-year extension. On signing the bill into law, he committed his administration to "vigorously enforce the provisions of this...