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Bashir Live: Ari Melber Updates the Conversation on Voting Rights


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Martin Bashir   |  July 17, 2013

Sensenbrenner key in Voting Rights Act fix

n_bash_5avoting_130717.video-260x195MSNBC host Ari Melber (“The Cycle”) joins Martin Bashir to explain why a Republican supporter of fixing the Voting Rights Act — Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin – may be the linchpin to getting Congress to pass one.

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“GOP WAR ON VOTING SPARKS NATIONAL PUSHBACK PROJECT”


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“NORTH CAROLINA SENATOR QUITS JOB TO FIGHT GOP WAR ON VOTING”


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U.S. JUSTICE DEPT NEEDS TO JOIN THE FIGHT

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AG Eric Holder will take Texas to court over voting rights violations


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“North Carolina On Cusp Of Passing Worst Voter Suppression Bill In The Nation”


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By Scott Keyes

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Voting in North Carolina may soon change, much in the same way a wrecking ball changes a building.

The highly-conservative North Carolina legislature just released a new voter suppression bill that would enact not just voter ID, but a host of other new initiatives designed to make it more difficult to vote. A significant roadblock to the legislation was removed last month when the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, making it easier for states with a history of racial discrimination like North Carolina to enact new voter suppression laws.

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RAND PAUL’S WHITE SUPREMACY


ALL IN with CHRIS HAYES

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Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky

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Rep. John Lewis almost lost his life fighting for voting rights for black people


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“Dems Set Wheels In Motion On Revising Voting Rights Act”


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By Brian Beutler

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The unusual nature of the Supreme Court’s decision to invalidate Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act has created a kind of limbo for conservatives in southern states who want to flood their legislatures with voter ID laws and other disenfranchising policies, and thrown into Congress’ lap an unexpected issue that will have enormous ramifications for the 2014 elections and beyond.

Where this all ends, nobody knows, but we’re beginning to see how it starts.

Congressional Democrats are already setting wheels in motion to fix the damage the Court did to the Voting Rights Act, but they’re prepared for a long and complex haul.

Because Democrats only control one chamber of Congress, they’re effectively confined to beginning the process in the Senate, which is why early statements from Senate Dems refer to action they plan to take, while House Dems are stuck pressing Republicans to take the issue seriously.

But that’s enough to sketch out a roadmap by which they might successfully re-establish pre-clearance standards under Voting Rights Act.

“As Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, I intend to take immediate action to ensure that we will have a strong and reconstituted Voting Rights Act that protects against racial discrimination in voting,” Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) said in a statement after the decision.

The initial hearings will begin after Congress returns from Fourth of July recess. But because of the complicated legal nature of the issue, a legislative fix will require a great deal of groundwork and careful drafting to assure it doesn’t run exceed Constitutional limits.

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LITTLE HOPE FOR THE U.S. HOUSE TO RECOVER VOTING RIGHTS FOR BURGEONING PEOPLE OF COLOR


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RACIST REPUBLICANS RECEIVE NOD FROM SCOTUS

LADY JUSTICE TAKES A PEEK...AND SEES WHITE
LADY JUSTICE TAKES A PEEK…AND SEES WHITE

ONLY 4 JUSTICES VALUE THE “JUST” IN THEIR TITLES

“We Shall Over Come”