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06/25/2013 01:34 pm ET

Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder Ruling: Politicians React (SLIDESHOW)

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court issued its decision on a key civil rights law that provides protection against voting discrimination.

In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court invalidated Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, a crucial provision that determines which parts of the country must have changes to their voting laws approved by the federal government or in federal court.

Many politicians reacted to the landmark ruling, commenting on how the decision affects an ongoing struggle with civil rights and racial discrimination in the United States. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a civil rights hero, said the court "put a dagger in the heart of the Voting Rights Act."

Below, a slideshow of politicians reacting to the Voting Rights Act ruling.

Politicians React To Voting Rights Act Ruling

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