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June 30, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Supreme Court strikes down centerpiece of Voting Rights Act

Court’s decision was based in evidence In this Nov. 6, 2012 photo, a voter holds their voting permit and ID card at the Washington Mill Elementary School near Mount Vernon, Va. Across the South, Republicans are working to take advantage of a new political landscape after a divided U.S. Supreme Court freed all or part of…


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June 29, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Supreme Court strikes down Defense of Marriage Act

Supreme Court must defend equality Attorney David Boise (center) speaks while flanked by plantiff couples (from left to right) Paul Katami, Jeff Zarillo, Sandy Steier and Kris Perry after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional at the Supreme Court, June 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The…


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June 28, 2013 at 7:30 AM

Supreme Court overturns major portion of the Voting Rights Act

Supreme Court is out of touch with reality Jessica Pickens, 19, of Chicago, IL stands with fellow voting rights activists outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Washingto, DC, the day the court ruled on the Voting Rights Act striking down portions of the law. [Pete Marovich/MCT.] On Wednesday the Supreme Court overturned…


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