Voting Rights Act en Lawmakers Roll Out Voting Rights Act Fix A bipartisan group of lawmakers took the first step Thursday to patch a gaping hole in the 1965 Voting Rights Act after the Supreme Court eviscerated a key part of the law that allowed for federal oversight of states with a history of ballot box discrimination.<p>The bill, known as the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014, has been sponsored in the House by Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., and James Sensenbrenner, R-Wisc., and in the Senate by Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Majority Whip Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and Chris Coons, D-Del. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:52:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 21371 at Lawmakers Roll Out Voting Rights Act Fix FRIDAY: The SCOTUS Rulings on Same Sex Marriage & the Voting Rights Act, Author Chuck Hustmyre <p>Jim continues the discussion of this week's US Supreme Court decisions on same sex marriage with Unitarian Reverend Steve Crump and&nbsp;Baptist Reverend Reginald Pitcher.</p><p>Author Gary May on his book, "Bending Toward Justice: The Voting Rights Act and the Transformation of American Democracy", and the recent Supreme Court ruling overturning the Voting Rights Act.</p><p>Local author Chuck Hustmyre on his new book, "The Axman of New Orleans"</p><p></p><p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 16:32:12 +0000 Jim Engster 12572 at