Shelby County http://apr.org en 2-Day Bus Tour Highlights Voting Rights Act http://apr.org/post/2-day-bus-tour-highlights-voting-rights-act <p></p><p></p><p>A two-day bus tour to support the Voting Rights Act kicks off Tuesday morning in Jackson, Miss., and wraps up Wednesday afternoon in Montgomery, Ala.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 04:20:44 +0000 The Associated Press 29365 at http://apr.org 2-Day Bus Tour Highlights Voting Rights Act Ala. County Awarded Anti-Drug Trafficking Grant http://apr.org/post/ala-county-awarded-anti-drug-trafficking-grant <P>Gov. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 22:09:37 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 21359 at http://apr.org Ala. County Awarded Anti-Drug Trafficking Grant High Court To Take New Look At Voting Rights Law http://apr.org/post/high-court-take-new-look-voting-rights-law <P>The Supreme Court says it will consider eliminating the government's chief weapon against racial discrimination at polling places since the 1960s.</P> <P>Acting three days after the election, the justices are agreeing Friday to hear a constitutional challenge to the part of the landmark Voting Rights Act that requires all or parts of 16 states with a history of discrimination in voting to get federal approval before making any changes in the way they hold elections.</P> <P>The appeal from Shelby County, Ala., says state and local governments covered by the law have made significant prog Fri, 09 Nov 2012 23:08:56 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 20525 at http://apr.org High Court To Take New Look At Voting Rights Law