Mar 1, 2012

Veteran Calls for Federal Intervention in State Voter Suppression Schemes

Voting Rights Now - 2012
The Brad Blog calls for enforcement of civil rights to knock down state GOP voter suppression schemes such as Wisconsin's put in place to hold down minority voting participation in the "largest legislative effort to roll back voting rights since the post-Reconstruction era," as charcterized by Judith Browne Dianis, a civil rights litigator at The Advancement Project.

See Ernest A. Canning's New Federal Lawsuit Provides U.S. DoJ Golden Opportunity to Challenge Polling Place Photo ID Restrictions Under Section 2 of Voting Rights Act detailing the new legal complaint, Jones v. Deininger [PDF], filed last week in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

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