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February 27, 2013


Voting Rights Act in Peril

Tom Goldstein thinks the questions this morning from Supreme Court justices indicate that "a majority of the Court seems committed to invalidating Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act and requiring Congress to revisit the formula for requiring preclearance of voting changes. The vote seems quite likely to be five to four."

USA Today: "The justices who could be the swing votes in an eventual ruling suggested that an outdated formula built into the law now discriminates against the South, much as Southern states discriminated against black voters by erecting barriers such as poll taxes and literacy tests."












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