Voting Rights Act
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
The Supreme Court's decision striking down Section 4 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act has an impact on parts of New York City. Under the law, Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx required Federal clearance in advance, known as "preclearance," before they could make changes to voting procedures. But the Court said that the jurisdictions that had been covered under the law were chosen using old 1960s data and that they might not be discriminating any more.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Longtime Supreme Court watcher and Yale Law School lecturer, Linda Greenhouse, discusses the stakes of the Voting Rights Act case being argued before the high court today. Plus: the benefits of the Mediterranean diet; "Our Global Kitchen" at the American Museum of Natural History; Yahoo!'s ban on working from home; and more on American idioms.