Ruth Greenwood's Blog Archive

Ruth Greenwood of The Chicago Lawyers' Committee posted a blog on Mar 26, 2015
The Supreme Court issued a ruling yesterday in the case of Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama, reversing and remanding a decision that Alabama did not engage in unconstitutional racial ger...
Ruth Greenwood of The Chicago Lawyers' Committee posted a blog on Mar 26, 2014
By Michael Brey, University of Iowa Law School Two recent court rulings chronicle the ongoing battle over voter suppression laws in the Midwest. On Wednesday, March 19, a federal judge&rsqu...
Ruth Greenwood of The Chicago Lawyers' Committee posted a blog on Mar 12, 2014
Last Friday, March 7, was the 49th anniversary of Bloody Sunday. On that day in 1965 John Lewis, then the SNCC President, and other civil rights leaders attempted to march from Selma to Montg...
Ruth Greenwood of The Chicago Lawyers' Committee posted a blog on Jan 22, 2014
Last year’s Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v Holder thrust a “dagger to the heart” of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), according to Congressman, and veteran of the 1960s marc...
Ruth Greenwood of The Chicago Lawyers' Committee posted a blog on Oct 30, 2013
Attorney General Eric Holder, speaking last Friday at the Equal Justice Works annual conference, noted that he wanted the legacy of his leadership of the Department of Justice to be recognition of ...
Ruth Greenwood of The Chicago Lawyers' Committee posted a blog on Aug 30, 2013
By Marissa Liebling and Ruth Greenwood Under David Orr's leadership, Cook County has supported and implemented many strong policies to increase voter accessibility and participation. This w...
Ruth Greenwood of The Chicago Lawyers' Committee posted a blog on Jul 22, 2013
It’s no secret that Illinois has a reputation for political corruption and machine politics. But it’s not just through corruption and bribery that our elected representatives let ...