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06/26/2013 11:13 am ET

Colbert Reacts To Supreme Court's Voting Rights Act Decision (VIDEO)

Stephen Colbert opened Tuesday's "Colbert Report" by reacting to the Supreme Court striking down a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He feigned outrage, since the law is "It's like those outdated labor laws that prevent kids from threading bobbins in a loom!"

Check out the clip above to see Colbert discuss the ruling, and below, watch him interview Professor Peniel Joseph to explain the provision and its significance in non-legalese.

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