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    Eric Holder Messes with Texas

    Obama’s Justice Department is fighting a recent Supreme Court decision—and picking a fight with Texas. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Justice Department will ask a federal court to subject Texas to a pre-clearance requirement—something the Supreme Court just struck down—for all of its proposed changes to voting … More

    Catch Jim DeMint on "Meet the Press" This Sunday

    Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint will appear on NBC News’ “Meet the Press” this Sunday to review the week’s top news stories. In addition to DeMint, “Meet the Press” announced Sunday’s roundtable will include MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Faith and Freedom Coalition chairman Ralph Reed, author and Georgetown University professor Michael Eric … More

    Supreme Court to Congress on Voting Rights Act: “History Did Not End in 1965”

    In its Voting Rights Act decision today, the Supreme Court struck down an outdated provision that was no longer necessary—because thankfully, “Our country has changed,” as Chief Justice John Roberts put it. The decision did not invalidate the entire Voting Rights Act, and it will not promote discrimination. In fact, … More

    Thomas Perez a Troubled Pick for Labor Secretary

    The President has a right to nominate cabinet secretaries who share his political views. He does not have a right to appoint unqualified cabinet secretaries. The Senate should critically examine Thomas Perez’s nomination for Secretary of Labor. He has a record of selective law enforcement, questionable judgment, and bad management. … More

    Racially Charged Attacks Against Justice Scalia Unfounded

    The inflammatory attacks on Justice Antonin Scalia after the oral arguments in the Supreme Court in the Shelby County case last week show the desperation of the supporters of the “racial entitlement” that is Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. Those attacks, and some of the disgusting political cartoons … More

    Inside the Supreme Court: Arguments on the Voting Rights Act

    In the midst of a large rally and protest on the steps of the Supreme Court building this morning, the Justices sharply questioned both sides in Shelby County, Alabama vs. Holder. This is the case challenging the continued constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, an emergency provision … More

    Morning Bell: Voting Rights at the Supreme Court Today

    To understand what’s going on in the Supreme Court today, we have to go back in time. The year was 1965. Hundreds of people gathered in Selma, Alabama, to march for black Americans’ right to vote. Some states, especially in the South, had set up obstacles to voting, such as … More

    Government-Mandated Racial Discrimination in Guam Should End

    In a disappointing miscarriage of justice that will take months to overturn, a federal judge recently dismissed a lawsuit against Guam over its clear racial discrimination in violation of the Fifteenth Amendment and the federal Voting Rights Act. The Center for Individual Rights and Christian Adams, a former Justice Department … More

    South Carolina Beats DOJ (Again) Over Voter ID Law

    South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson has beaten U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder once again in the voter ID litigation bowl, this time in a dispute over costs. On Friday, January 4, a three-judge panel of the District of Columbia federal court declared that South Carolina was the “prevailing party” … More

    Advancement Project Advances Its Fraud Agenda

    The Advancement Project, a left-wing civil rights advocacy group, is coming out with a new study that claims that 10 million Hispanic voters will be disenfranchised in the upcoming election because of supposedly “discriminatory voting policies” such as “noncitizen voter purges,” “proof of citizenship requirements for voter registration,” and “restrictive” … More