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Posted by on Nov 11, 2012 in Featured, Law, Politics, Race, Society | 19 comments

As minorities gain electoral power, Supreme Court asks: Why the Voting Rights Act?



As minorities gain electoral power, Supreme Court asks: Why the Voting Rights Act? (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Is it time, after nearly 50 years, to gut the Voting Rights Act? That’s the question the US Supreme Court is poised to take up in a case out of Shelby County, Alabama, in which local officials, backed by a bevy of Southern states, will argue that federal oversight of polling stations primarily in…



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