Mason faces a five-year prison sentence for trying to vote while ineligible. HuffPost Reports documents the days leading up to her appeal.
"Ask yourself one simple question: Is this how American democracy is supposed to work?" the Supreme Court justice said in June.
Election officials are giving voters until 2021 to fix a registration issue. A legal nonprofit wants the state to move much faster.
The lead plaintiff in a new lawsuit will not be legally allowed to vote until 2053 because she will be on probation.
The research underscores the challenges the Census Bureau faces in getting certain demographic groups to respond to the decennial survey.
The groups said the mailing “creates a fear among individuals and communities that they must respond to the official Census."
The state wanted people who it suspected had moved — around 175,000 people — to jump through additional hoops at the polls if they wanted to vote.
Civil rights groups say voters in a Georgia city will be intimidated from casting a ballot if they have to go to the police station to do so.
Republican presidential candidates quickly criticized the nuclear agreement between the United States and Iran on Tuesday, saying that it posed a threat to American national security and would do little to limit Iran's nuclear ambitions. The deal between Iran and six countries, including the United States, would curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions. It would also require the country to reduce its supply of low-enriched uranium and shut down centrifuges, significantly limiting its ability to produce a nuclear weapon for over a decade, The New York Times reported.
Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people won two victories in the Supreme Court today. We expected the big one: the fourth in a series of opinions by Justice Anthony Kennedy—one of the last sitting Reagan appointees—vindicating our right to legal equality. The unexpected one was smaller in public impact but also significant: Justice Antonin Scalia's disclaimer that he is not personally troubled by the fact that we can marry each other.
Friday's Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage may not end every couple's legal struggle to have their marriages recognized. Some states that had banned gay marriage announced after the ruling that they would comply. In Mississippi, Attorney General Jim Hood (D) said same-sex marriages wouldn't begin until the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals lifts a stay on a ruling from last year that struck down the state's gay marriage ban.
Several Republican candidates for president denounced the Supreme Court's ruling on Friday that affirmed all Americans have the right to marry, regardless of the sex of their partner. Some of the candidates expressed concern that the ruling would force religious institutions to perform same-sex marriages against their objections. Here are some of the candidates' responses to the court's ruling.
President Barack Obama praised members of Congress on Tuesday for granting "fast-track" trade authority, which will allow him to negotiate a trade deal with 11 Pacific countries that Congress will then only review with an up or down vote. "I applaud the Democrats and Republicans in Congress who came together to give the United States the chance to negotiate strong, high-standard agreements for free and fair trade that protect American workers and give our businesses the opportunity to compete," Obama said in a statement.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) wants a license plate in his state that has a confederate flag to be redesigned, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on Tuesday. Deal quickly switched his position on Tuesday after initially telling the Journal-Constitution that he supported the design and backing the display of the flag during his re-election campaign last year. Nine states currently allow for the display of the flag on license plates, but that number may dwindle.
President Obama on Wednesday will announce that the government will no longer threaten criminal prosecution of the families of American hostages who are held abroad by groups like the Islamic State if they attempt to pay ransom for the release of their loved ones. The change is one of many that are intended to fix what the administration has acknowledged is a broken policy on United States captives, a senior administration official said.
It just doesn't fit with the other achievements of this country," Riley told CNN's Jake Tapper. Riley's comments came just days after Dylann Roof, 21, allegedly shot and killed nine people at Emanuel AME church in Charleston on Wednesday. Several officials, including President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, have called for action on gun control following the massacre.