Election season is getting underway in states all over the country, and voting rights advocates worry some of those places may move to disenfranchise minorities by exploiting a Supreme Court ruling.
That ruling last June blew up a system that had forced states with a history of discrimination to win federal approval before making election changes.
Now, legal groups are responding by training a new generation of activists to sue. Consider this recent gathering of a few dozen lawyers and community activists on the 28th floor of an Atlanta skyscraper.
David Hyde talks with Andrea Seabrook, founder and host of DecodeDC, about news from Washington, D.C. Pollster Nate Silver recently said the Democrats are expected to lose the Senate in the midterm elections this fall, and Representative Mike Rogers, R-Mich., announces retirement before the 2016 presidential campaign.
The state’s largest teachers’ union has passed a motion to support parents and students who opt out of statewide standardized tests. The union also promotes opting out of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium state test coming next school year to align with the new Common Core State Standards.