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NAACP blasts court refusal to halt voter restrictions in North Carolina

A federal judge denied attempts by North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and his administration to have the NAACP's legal challenge to the massive voter suppression law dismissed.

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Voter suppression: NAACP strategizes to turn out vote in 2014

As the 2014 midterm elections quickly approach, the battle against voter suppression is still being waged.

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Hearing is last chance to block NC restrictions before 2014 election

"The hearing in North Carolina is one with national implications," said Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP.

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Fight to stop vote suppression back in North Carolina courts

"The North Carolina legislature passed the most sweeping, discriminatory voter suppression bill in the country, then sought to hide their hands and skirt the scrutiny of the law."

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"Truthful Tuesday": Moral Monday movement spreads to South Carolina

"A goal of our Truthful Tuesday protests was to get people talking, change the dialogue, and reduce the tea party influence on Republicans. That is happening," said Brett Bursey, director of the S. C. Progressive Network.

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Today in black history: Civil rights activist Jimmie Lee Jackson dies, becomes catalyst for Selma march

Twenty-six year old civil rights protester Jimmie Lee Jackson died this day, Feb. 26, 1965, from gunshot wounds inflicted by Alabama State Trooper after marching in a peaceful protest.

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Day of reckoning set for Texas voter ID law

Texas' voter ID law, passed by the Republican-controlled state legislature and widely condemned as discriminatory and unconstitutional, now has a day in court.

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Rosanell Eaton, 92, sues North Carolina for taking her vote

By signing the new law, the Republican governor replaced one of the best voting laws in the country with one that is arguably now the worst.

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Supreme Court guts Voting Rights Act

The Supreme Court today gutted the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 by a 5-to-4 decision. Before the ink even dried on today's landmark ruling its implications quickly became stunningly clear.

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Floridians rally for free, fair elections

Orlando residents rallied  March 5 --the first day of the 2013 Florida legislative session - to demand "true election reform" that would make voting "free, fair and accessible to all." 

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