704.358.0026 info@snowlegal.com

What is the Voting Rights Act?

History and Purpose of the Voting Rights Act The Voting Rights Act was signed into law in 1965 by President Lyndon B. Johnson and was meant to overcome legal barriers that were put up by states in order to prevent African Americans from exercising their right to vote....

What is a Batson Challenge?

The Landmark Case of Batson v. Kentucky Nearly 35 years ago, the United States Supreme Court made a landmark decision regarding racial discrimination during the jury selection process in the case of Batson v. Kentucky. James Batson, the defendant in this case, is an...