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June 25, 2013 at 8:06 AM

Supreme Court voids part of Voting Rights Act for not reflecting racial progress

Supreme Court watchers and those listening to debates on race probably knew this day was coming. The U.S. Supreme Court about 20 minutes ago voided a key part of the Voting Rights Act. Deep breath. The court did not question the validity or need for federal vigilance to keep polling places open to minorities, mainly…


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