Professor Reynoso Comments on Latino Voting Rights for Associated Press
Professor Emeritus Cruz Reynoso commented for the Associated Press on complaints by Latino activists that the Justice Department has not done enough to address redistricting in Los Angeles County that they say unfairly reduces the influence of Latino voters. The Obama administration has aggressively pursued minority voting rights lawsuits in the South, but has not taken action in Los Angeles, the activists note.
"Obama is somewhat blind to the issues of Latinos," said Reynoso, adding that the administration seems more attuned to voting rights complaints of African-Americans.
A member of the UC Davis School of Law faculty since 2001, Professor Reynoso is an internationally known civil rights leader, the first Latino to sit on the California Supreme Court, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. He has been awarded the UC Davis Medal, the university's highest honor, and the Law School has established the Cruz & Jeannene Reynoso Scholarship for Legal Access to help students with financial needs.