Voting Rights Act http://wfae.org en NC's Voting Changes 'Especially Troubling,' Holder Says In Announcing Lawsuit http://wfae.org/post/ncs-voting-changes-especially-troubling-holder-says-announcing-lawsuit <p>The federal government is suing North Carolina over its sweeping new voting law. The Justice Department announced Monday it&#39;ll challenge at least four parts of the law that it says will restrict minorities&#39; right to vote.</p><p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 02:21:21 +0000 Michael Tomsic 36368 at http://wfae.org NC's Voting Changes 'Especially Troubling,' Holder Says In Announcing Lawsuit Court Decision A Setback For Voter Rights, Cooper Says http://wfae.org/post/court-decision-setback-voter-rights-cooper-says <p>The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to strike down part of the Voting Rights Act Tuesday could have a big impact on North Carolina.</p><p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 01:31:25 +0000 Michael Tomsic 30097 at http://wfae.org Court Decision A Setback For Voter Rights, Cooper Says 12th District's History, Future Will Be Getting More Attention http://wfae.org/post/12th-districts-history-future-will-be-getting-more-attention <p>North Carolina’s 12<sup>th</sup> Congressional District has a storied and controversial history and the likelihood is that the district will garner even more attention when a variety of events converge within the next few months.&nbsp;</p><p>With Congressman Mel Watt’s nomination to head the Federal Housing Financing Agency, an open-seat contest has already attracted considerable attention, especially from black Democratic candidates seeking to replace the 20-year veteran legislator.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 21:02:39 +0000 Michael Bitzer 27369 at http://wfae.org 12th District's History, Future Will Be Getting More Attention