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Supreme Court Voting Rights Decision

Politicians React To Contentious Voting Rights Ruling

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court issued its decision on a key civil rights law that provides protection against voting discrimination. In a 5-4 rulin...

Five Judges in Black Who Think White

Martin Garbus | Posted 08.25.2013 | Black Voices
Martin Garbus

The court has now effectively struck down the Voting Rights Act. It is not likely that this partisan Congress can ever arrive at legislation that is fully committed to the preservation of the voting rights of all citizens.

Ryan J. Reilly

Holder Deplores Voting Rights Ruling | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder is "deeply disappointed" that the Supreme Court "invalidated an essential part of the Voting Rights Act, a ...

Amanda Terkel

Voting Rights Act Now Lies In Congress' Hands | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since 1965, the federal government has required certain states and localities to obtain permission from the Justice Department before ma...

Civil Rights Icon Weighs In On Court's Voting Rights Decision

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

Civil rights hero and longtime congressman John Lewis (D-Ga.) reacted in dismay to the Supreme Court's ruling striking down Section 4 of the Voting Ri...

ACLU Slams Supreme Court Decision As 'Roadblock'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

The American Civil Liberties Union reacted strongly to the Supreme Court's Tuesday decision to gut Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act. Today #SCOTU...

Howard Fineman

Supreme Court Declares The Civil War Over Today | Howard Fineman | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court just declared that the Civil War is no longer relevant to the history and administration of racial justice in America....

High Court Rules On Voting Rights

Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court ruled on the Voting Rights Act Tuesday, striking down Section 4, which designates which parts of the country must have changes to th...

Supreme Court Voting Rights Ruling Comes In

AP | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

BY MARK SHERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act cannot be enforc...

FULL TEXT: Supreme Court Rules On Voting Rights Act Case

Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday to strike down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, deciding that the provision cannot be enforced until Congress creat...

Justices Rule On Voting Rights Act

Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court ruled on Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder Tuesday, striking down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act. The court made the ruling by...