Will The New Era Of Limited Federal Monitoring Still Protect Voter Rights? (NPR)


This year's presidential election will be the first in a half-century without the significant presence of federal observers at polling places. That's because in 2013 the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, and when the court wiped out that section, the statute that provided for election observers went, too.

Listen to the full piece featuring Gerry Hebert. Published on October 19, 2016

J. Gerald Hebert ("Gerry") is currently the Director of Voting Rights and Redistricting Program at the Campaign Legal Center, in Washington, DC. He joined the Legal Center in 2004.