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Election reform, the Voting Rights Act, the Help America Vote Act, and related topics -- with special attention to the voting rights of people of color, non-English proficient citizens, and people with disabilities

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Monday, October 24
Tomorrow's Voting Rights Act Hearing
The third in a series of congressional hearings on the Voting Rights Act is scheduled to take place before the House Judiciary Committee tomorrow morning. An overview may be found here, and a press release from the committee here. Tomorrow's hearing will focus on the continuing importance of Section 5 of the VRA in deterring discriminatory voting practices. Among those testifying are Laughlin McDonald of the ACLU, Anita Earls of the University of North Carolina, Nina Perales of MALDEF, and Richard Engstrom of the University of New Orleans. All of these folks are people of enormous knowledge regarding the real-world, continuing impact of the VRA. Meanwhile, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights has released this summary of testimony from earlier hearings, including historical background on the VRA's implementation.

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