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Supreme Court Weighs Turning Back Clock On Redistricting
A case before the Supreme Court this week has the potential to change equal access to political representation as we have known it for at least the last 50 years. In Evenwel v. Abbott, a case arising out of Texas, the court may decide whether apportioning legislative districts, from which state legislators are elected, based on total population satisfies the Constitution’s one person, one vote principle. History, practical realities and fairness reflect that it does.
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Today, the Senate passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) by a vote of 85 to 12, assuring the bill's advancement to President Obama for his signature.
U.S. Supreme Court Hears Strong Argument Today that Race Should Continue to Be Considered in College Admissions12/09/15Related Case or Issue:
Civil Rights Organizations, Students, Former Military Leaders, LGBT Groups, Corporations Support Continuing Efforts to Achieve Diversity on Campuses
Iowa’s Felon Disfranchisement Law is One of the Worst in Nation, Time to Change, says LDF in Amicus Brief to State Supreme Court12/08/15Related Case or Issue: