One of the most hotly contested cases this Supreme Court Term is Shelby County v. Holder, also known as the Voting Rights Act case. But what is this case about?
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Supreme Court strikes down key part of Voting Rights ActBy Scott Bomboy at http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/2013/06/supreme-court-strikes-down-part-of-voting-rights-act/
Upcoming elections at the heart of new Voting Rights Act battleBy Scott Bomboy at http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/2013/06/elections-at-the-heart-of-new-voting-rights-act-battle/
VOTING LAWS ROUNDUP 2013 http://www.brennancenter.org/analysis/election-2013-voting-laws-roundup ISSUES: Restricting the Vote http://www.brennancenter.org/issues/restricting-vote
"Since 1965, the Voting Rights Act has been one of the most prominent pieces of civil rights legislation. Its aim: to ensure that people in areas with a history of racial discrimination receive fair treatment when they vote. The Supreme Court revisited a key provision of the landmark law, called the preclearance clause, this year....We asked viewers to share memories surrounding the passage of the law and the civil rights era. "