Tag Archives: voting

Does the Voting Rights Act Only Apply to Influencing Minorities?

A former Department of Justice (DOJ) testified that many members of the DOJ that the violations of the Voting Rights Act should only be pursued when minorities as harassed, but not white voters. The official was quoted as saying that…

Polluters Make Push to Reform Global Warming Law

Two oil companies are among the biggest proponents of a California ballot-measure to suspend the state’s global warming law. The companies, Valero Energy Corporation and Tesoro Corporation, have contributed over $4.5 million dollars to the Proposition 23 campaign. The goal…

Write to Vote? State Wants Felons to Write Essays to Get Voting Rights

Robert McDonnell, Governor of Virginia, says he will require felons to draft essays in order to have their voting rights restored. Under the state’s constitution, individuals with felony convictions automatically lose their right to vote. Under the new plan, the…

Will no ban on corporate political spending skew elections?

The Supreme Court’s recent decision that the government may not ban political spending by corporations in candidate elections may skew the playing field for future elections. The First Amendment prohibits the government from regulating speech, especially political speech. Theoretically, the…