Justices may overturn what’s left of Voting Rights Act as many are worried about Supreme Court
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US Supreme Court takes up voting rights law
AFP – The US Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared ready to overturn, at least in part, a voting rights law that guards against racial discrimination in US states with a segregationist past. At issue is the 1965 law’s Section 5, which requires nine mainly southern states and local governments.
To protect democracy, Supreme Court must fully uphold Voting Rights Act
Worried About Supreme Court: For generations, the Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965 has been instrumental in making the promise of our democracy a reality for millions of citizens. Today, the Supreme Court will consider the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Act – one of the most effective civil rights tools in our nation.