The New Jim Crow: Report Shows Voter ID Stops Blacks From Voting

Source: Reid Wilson / The Washington Post Laws requiring voters to show identification when they cast a ballot impact have a greater impact on African Americans and younger voters than on other racial and age groups, according to a new analysis. The report, issued Wednesday by the General Accounting Office [pdf], found that fewer African Americans have the types of …

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg: America Has A Real Race Problem

Source: Ian Millhisher/Think Progress The Supreme Court was “once a leader in the world” in combating racial discrimination, according to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “What’s amazing,” she added, “is how things have changed.” Ginsburg, who was one of America’s top civil rights attorneys before President Carter appointed her to the federal bench in 1980, spoke at length with theNational Law Journal‘s Marcia …

A.G. Holder Justice Dept. Files in Ohio, Wisconsin Voter Cases

Source: ERIC TUCKER/Associated Press via ABC News.com The Justice Department on Wednesday sided with challengers of voting laws in Wisconsin and Ohio, saying in court filings that measures in those states unfairly affect minority voters. The department criticized a Wisconsin law that requires voters to present photo identification at the polls and an Ohio law that limits when voters can cast …