May 30, 2017

Caitlynn CobbOur show on Tuesday, May 30th, 12:00-1:00PM, will examine two recent Supreme Court of the United State’s decisions regarding voting rights in North Carolina; the first 100 days of the Sessions’ Department of Justice; and the Trump Administration’s Election Integrity Commission.

Our special guests are Alesha Brown of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice; Caitlyn Cobb, Communications Specialist for the Transformative Justice Coalition; and others.

On May 22nd, the Supreme Court of the United States affirmed a three-judge district court ruling finding two North Carolina congressional districts unconstitutional racial gerrymanders in violation of the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Earlier, the week before, the Supreme Court refused to review the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals 2016 decision in NAACP v, McCrory which ruled the NC State Legislature had engaged in intentional discrimination in violation of the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth in enacting restrictive voting legislation. In both of these cases, the Southern Coalition for Social Justice served as legal counsel.

Our show will explore these cases and the role of the Southern Coalition in protecting voting rights. We will discuss the long term consequences of the Harris decision for redistricting cases; What are the next steps for North Carolina in the wake of the Harris decision?; How will North Carolina’s legislature’s attempt to pass a new voter ID law impact NC voters?; What is the future organizing strategy in North Carolina to address these and other voting rights challenges?; How is the Sessions DOJ affecting voting litigation nationwide?; and, What is the likely impact of the Election Integrity Commission?

These and other questions will be discussed during our show.

Be sure to listen on Tuesday, May 30th, 12:00-1:00 PM, EDT, in the DC Metro Region at WOL 1450 AM and on the Internet at A podcast of the show will be available Tuesday evening.

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Alesha Brown

Alesha is a staff attorney in SCSJ’s voting rights practice area. Alesha is a 2012 New York Law School graduate. She graduated from the University […]

Caitlyn Cobb

Caitlyn Cobb

Caitlyn currently works for the Transformative Justice Coalition (TJC) as its Social Media Director and as a Special Assistant to Barbara Arnwine, president and founder […]