In today’s Explainer, we dive into the laws that disenfranchise millions of Americans on the basis of criminal convictions. We outline the origin of these laws, how they reached today’s scale of exclusion and their unequal impact on people of color.
There’s a special type of redistricting litigation going on in Wisconsin called impasse litigation. In today’s Explainer, we walk through what it is, where else we might be seeing it and what the courts can do in these cases.
Redistricting is in full swing across the country after the 2020 census, but the way that the census and the majority of states count their incarcerated populations goes against the notion of equal representation.
Courts hold immense power when it comes to voting rights, but there are many terms that are unique to the legal profession, which can make it hard to follow along.
In today’s Explainer, we cover the basics of ballot initiatives so that you can follow these important developments and understand how and why a state law or constitutional amendment may appear on your ballot.
In today’s Explainer, we answer some questions about recall elections — how and why they occur, how this trend can undermine the will of the majority and what the stakes are in the biggest state in the nation this September.
The Voting Rights Act can be a strong protection against racial discrimination — but Republicans can still use partisan gerrymandering to effectively disenfranchise Black and brown voters in their states.
We’re looking back at the March on Washington, how federal legislation to protect voting rights has progressed since then and how to fight back as Republicans continue their attacks on voting decades later.
Soon, the U.S. Census Bureau will release its detailed results from the 2020 census. The long-awaited data will have huge ramifications for redistricting, voting rights and currently pending court cases.
Redistricting can be a fraught process often leveraged by Republicans to pass unfair and unconstitutional maps, and some of the best protection voters have against disenfranchisement is through the courts.