Supreme Court Voting Rights - KLFY News 10

Supreme Court Voting Rights

  • NationalMore>>

  • Feds order reinstatement of nuclear whistleblower

    Feds order reinstatement of nuclear whistleblower

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:33:29 GMT
    A Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor has been ordered to reinstate a worker who the U.S. Department of Labor says was fired for voicing concerns about nuclear and environmental safety, officials said Wednesday.More >>
    A Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor has been ordered to reinstate a worker who the U.S. Department of Labor says was fired for voicing concerns about nuclear and environmental safety, officials said Wednesday.More >>
  • Guilty plea expected by friend of marathon suspect

    Guilty plea expected by friend of marathon suspect

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:24:57 GMT
    A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) is expected to plead guilty to impeding the investigation into the deadly attack.More >>
    A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev plans to plead guilty to impeding the investigation into the deadly attack, his lawyer said Wednesday.More >>
  • High court blocks same-sex unions in Virginia

    High court blocks same-sex unions in Virginia

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:14:32 GMT
    Virginia officials are preparing for the possibility that same-sex couples will be able to wed in the state Thursday by drafting a revised marriage license form for courthouse clerks to use as soon as they open...More >>
    Same-sex couples will have to wait longer to begin marrying in Virginia after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to delay an appeals court ruling striking down the state's gay marriage ban.More >>

WASHINGTON (AP) - Three years ago, the Supreme Court warned there could be constitutional problems with a landmark civil rights law that has opened voting booths to millions of African-Americans.  Now, opponents of a key part of the Voting Rights Act are asking the court to finish off that provision.  The basic question is whether state and local governments that once boasted of their racial discrimination can still be forced to get federal permission before making changes in the way they hold elections.  Some of the governments covered - most of them are in the South - say they've turned away from racial discrimination. But Congress and lower courts want to continue federal oversight.  The Supreme Court could say as early as Monday whether it'll consider ending the advance approval requirement.

Powered by WorldNow

1808 Eraste Landry Rd, PO Box 90665,
Lafayette LA 70509

Telephone: 337.981.4823
Fax: 337.984.8323
Email: tip10@klfy.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Louisiana, Inc. A Media General Company.