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Supreme Court Leaves Key Provision of Voting Rights Act Largely Intact

Monday, June 22, 2009

In an 8-1 decision written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the U.S. Supreme Court left a crucial provision of the Voting Rights Act intact. “In today’s near unanimous decision, the Supreme Court recognized the continuing relevance of the Voting Rights Act in its entirety and Congress’ role in protecting the right to vote for all … Read More

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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Challenge to Voting Rights Act

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the constitutionality of a key provision of the Voting Rights Act that requires certain states and localities with a history of voting discrimination to submit changes in voting procedures to the Department of Justice or a federal court before they can take effect. The case involves … Read More

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Supreme Court Limits Key Provision of the Voting Rights Act

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday to limit the scope of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), saying that a key provision that keeps minority votes from being diluted during redistricting doesn’t apply in districts where a minority group makes up less than 50 percent of the voting age population.  Section 2 of the VRA says … Read More

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