The Voting Rights Act is on trial

Samuel Issacharoff (NYU): Voting Rights at 50. A dream undone: Jim Rutenberg goes inside the 50-year campaign to roll back the Voting Rights Act; and on why Republicans should worry about restrictive voting laws. Scott Lemieux on how John Roberts has been trying to gut the Voting Rights Act for decades. Richard L. Hasen on why the Voting Rights Act is on trial in North Carolina. Big dangers for the next election: Elizabeth Drew reviews Democracy and Justice: Collected Writings, ed. Desiree Ramos Reiner, Jim Lyons, Erik Opsal, Mikayla Terrell, and Lena Glaser of the Brennan Center for Justice; and The Voting Wars: From Florida 2000 to the Next Election Meltdown by Richard L. Hasen. Ari Berman on how the 2000 election in Florida led to a new wave of voter disenfranchisement: A botched voter purge prevented thousands from voting — and empowered a new generation of voting-rights critics (and more and more on Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America). Don’t forget Jeb Bush played key role in stealing the presidency for his brother.