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10 HOURS AGO - C-SPAN

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Youth Vote and Civic Engagement

High School and college students talked about their experiences with voting and their thoughts about the democratic process. Barry McNealy of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute led the discussion in which the students described the issues that matter most to them and the motivations and incentives for teens and people in the twenties to become politically engaged.

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SEP 02, 2015 - Huffington Post

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County That Gutted The Voting Rights Act Won't Be Paid For Its Effort

It's been more than two years since the Supreme Court dealt a major blow to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the case is still moving through the courts. But hopefully not for much longer. On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit declined to award the winner in that case, Alabama's Shelby County, more than $2 ...

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SEP 02, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Court Cases Leave States Stuck In Redistricting Limbo

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy. The drawing of legislative districts is supposed to be a once-a-decade process, completed shortly after the U.S. Census Bureau provides updated population numbers. But in some states, the map-drawing ...

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SEP 02, 2015 - Business Insider

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The most ardent supporter of Kanye West's presidential escapade is citing Donald Trump as proof Kanye could win

Hip-hip mogul Kanye West took over the internet on Sunday when he concluded a lengthy VMA acceptance speech with a declaration.  "Yes, as you probably could have guessed in this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president," said West, who accepted a lifetime achievement award from pop star Taylor Swift. Not even 24 hours after West's announcement, one ...

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SEP 01, 2015 - Reuters

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U.S. court denies $2 million legal fees to conservatives in voting rights case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday denied $2 million in legal fees sought from the federal government by conservative lawyers who persuaded the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013 to strike down a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act.

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