Trump voting panel tells states to hold off sending data while court weighs privacy impact

Trump voting panel tells states to hold off sending data while court weighs privacy impact

Victor Landa July 11, 2017

By Spencer S. Hsu, The Washington Post (5 minute read)   President Trump’s voting commission on Monday asked states and the District to hold off submitting the sweeping voter data the […]

Federal Judge Rules Pasadena Infringed On Latino Voting Rights, Orders Changes

NewsTaco January 9, 2017

*This a recurring story. Latinos win voting rights battles only to see them regress. And we fight them again, as we should, as many times as needed. VL By Andrew […]

Some Thoughts Concerning the Next Four Years

NewsTaco December 1, 2016

*Henry Flores has sworn that he will not write or pronounce Donald Trump’s name in public. So in his columns he’ll refer to the president-elect as ESN, el señor naranja. […]

Five Hispanics sue the Pasadena City Council municipal districts redesign

NewsTaco November 14, 2016

*MALDEF attorneys are in Pasadena, Texas, this week, starting work on this voting rights case. VL By Alvaro Ortiz, Houston Chronicle (3 minute read)  Five Hispanic residents of Pasadena (Texas) filed a […]

Texans deserve the full protection of the Voting Rights Act

NewsTaco October 10, 2016

*Any time legendary civil rights attorney Al Kauffman has something to say I consider it worthy of publication. VL By Al Kauffman, NewsTaco (6 minute read) Section 5 of the […]

Ruling clears way for Pasadena voting rights suit to go to trial

NewsTaco August 25, 2016

*MALDEF, changing U.S. Latino politics one battle, one victory at a time. VL By Mihir Zaveri, Houston Chronicle (2 minute read) A federal judge has denied Pasadena’s request to throw out a […]

State by State, Communities Push Back Against Voter Restrictions

NewsTaco May 19, 2016

*Some facts to consider: there are 22 states that have some form of voter restriction in place; in 15 states this will be the first presidential election with these restrictions […]