N.C. Racial Gerrymander Case Win Still Draws Skeptics
N.C. racial gerrymander case win still draws skeptics
Over the past decade, the Supreme Court hasn’t necessarily been kind to the cause of Black voting rights.
And that trend line has certainly accelerated alongside, coincidentally, the election of the first Black president. In 2008, months before Barack Obama’s win, there was Crawford v. Marion County Election Board upholding Indiana’s restrictive Voter ID and thereby creating the conditions for a successful national Voter ID franchise. In 2013, it was the landmark gutting of the Voting Rights Act in the historic Shelby v. Holder case in which a majority of justices effectively snatched away use of the “pre-clearance” clause, …