It is remarkable how close we came to a radical, game-changing decision, which could have upended election laws in 25 states. Instead, the Court affirmed the centrality of voters to our constitutional order.
Efforts to modernize the redistricting process have historically taken place at the state level. But in the face of a looming Supreme Court ruling, some members of Congress are proposing more sweeping reform at the national level.
The Supreme Court asked Virginia to take another look Rep. Bobby Scott's district in a move that could impact not only the electoral power of the state's minority community, but also potentially the balance of their congressional delegation.
As the nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, there is still work to do to ensure minority communities are not marginalized and progress toward fair representation is protected.
The Arizona Legislature’s representatives argue that citizen-driven election legislation represents a break with the Framers’ constitutional vision. But a closer look at the Framers’ words and historical precedent shows the opposite.