Ilya Shapiro, Cato Institute Fellow: Voting Rights Act Ruling Was 'Victory For Democracy'

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With the Supreme Court's dramatic new decision invalidating an important provision of the Voting Rights Act, attention is already turning to how Congress -- and the rest of America -- will respond.

On HuffPost Live Tuesday, guests debated what the decision will mean going forward. Ilya Shapiro, a fellow at the Cato Institute and the editor of the Cato Supreme Court Review, said he feels the controversial decision "restores constitutional order" and is a sign that "we're becoming a normal country." Meanwhile, Myrna Perez, a senior fellow at New York University's Brennan Center for Justice, argued that racial discrimination in voting still exists and that it's time that we talk to Congress and "come up with a bipartisan solution that will survive constitutional muster."

Watch the video at HuffPost Live

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