The U.S. Supreme Court in June struck down a key part of the Voting Rights Act. The decision significantly hinders the enforcement authority of the federal government to prevent voter discrimination in state and local elections. This cartoon infographic, the second in a three-part illustrated series on voting rights in America, explains the court’s decision and the immediate implications of the ruling (see part 1 here). Continue reading
For the better part of the past decade, California has been engaged in an epic battle over, well, getting engaged. The multiple court cases, votes, legal victories, reversals, protests, celebration and more protests have kept same-sex couples in an ongoing state of marital limbo and made it downright confusing to keep track of where things stand. Continue reading
It seems relatively straightforward, right? Every 10 years the population changes and state government officials redraw district lines to make sure populations are equal.