Fight over electoral district boundaries heads to top U.S. court

Source:  Reuters/Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) – It is a political practice nearly as old as the United States – manipulating the boundaries of legislative districts to help one party tighten its grip on power in a move called partisan gerrymandering – and one the Supreme Court has never curbed. That could soon change, with the Read more »

Judge Rules Texas Discriminated Against Minority Voters

A federal judge ruled that the State of Texas intentionally discriminated against African American and Hispanic voters by passing strict voter identification laws.  Senate Bill 14 passed to disenfranchise voters, is claimed to have been passed to prevent voter fraud.  Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos found that the state lawmakers intentionally engaged in illegal discrimination effect Read more »