Senate Advances Judicial Pick Hostile To Voting Rights For Black People

Senate Advances Judicial Pick Hostile To Voting Rights For Black PeopleWASHINGTON ― Despite protests by civil rights leaders, the Senate voted Thursday to advance a judicial nominee who helped draft North Carolina’s voter suppression law, defended racially discriminatory gerrymandering and may have lied to the Senate about his role in disenfranchising black voters when he worked for the late Sen. Jesse Helms.



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