Derek Reinbold // 4/16/17 //
The Trump Administration’s plans for the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division raises grave concerns, explain Joshua Matz and Leah Litman at Take Care.
Advocacy groups are concerned about Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ lack of commitment to protecting voting rights, observe Leah Litman and Joshua Matz (Take Care).
Despite a shift by Trump's DOJ, courts are still rooting out racial discrimination in state laws relating to districting and voter identification, writes Danielle Lang (Take Care).
Justice Gorsuch’s position in voting rights cases at the Supreme Court will be especially consequential given Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s unwillingness to combat restrictive voting laws, argues Tierney Sneed (Talking Points Memo).
The severe income inequality that contributed to President Trump’s victory in November represents a failure of the American political system, argues Kate Andrias (ACSblog).
Former CIA Director Michael Hayden says Russian election hacking is not an “act of war,” reports Moran Chalfant (The Hill).