Newsletter Sign-Up
Newsletter Sign-Upview archive

Voting Rights

Sort by:
  • Indiana Voter ID (Amicus Counsel)01/03/2012

    Despite vociferous concerns expressed by representatives of traditionally marginalized voter groups, the United States Supreme Court has upheld an Indiana state law that requires voters to present photo identification at the polls on Election Day. In the consolidated...

  • Escobedo v. Rogers01/03/2012

    As part of MALDEF’s national voter protection campaign during the 2008 general elections, MALDEF filed a federal lawsuit in Albuquerque, New Mexico to block threats and voter intimidation directed at eligible Latino voters. MALDEF represents two Latina voters...

  • Morales v. Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel01/03/2012

    In the weeks leading up to the 2008 General Elections, MALDEF filed a lawsuit in Georgia against unconstitutional verification procedures that conflicted with Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. MALDEF, along with the American Civil Liberties Union Voting Rights...

  • Arizona Proposition 200 (Gonzalez v. Brewer)01/03/2012

    In November 2004, Arizona voters passed Proposition 200, which requires voter registration applicants to provide documentary proof of citizenship and requires voters to provide proof of identity at the polls on Election Day. As interpreted by Arizona Secretary...

  • Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District Number One v. U.S. Attorney General Holder01/03/2012

    The Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, and Cesar E. Chavez Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006 was enacted after Congress found that vestiges of voting discrimination persist in certain areas of the United States. Days after...

  • Bartlett v. Strickland (Amicus Counsel)01/03/2012

    The United States Supreme Court will decide this term a voting rights case that could have a significant impact on state redistricting plans following the 2010 census. The case concerns a 2003 redistricting plan in North Carolina, under which the General Assembly...

  • Perez v. Perry30/11/-0001

    MALDEF and the Texas Latino Redistricting Task Force filed suit against the State of Texas in June 2011 in order to secure new redistricting plans that treat all voters fairly and accurately reflect the population growth in Texas over the last decade. The...

  • TX Voter ID law30/11/-0001

    In March 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice rejected Texas’s new voter ID law, which would require voters to show photo identification in order to decrease voter fraud. According to section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Texas is one of sixteen states...