Supreme Court to tackle key voting rights provision

Posted: November 9, 2012 in Uncategorized

I wonder if the past elections attempts to suppress the vote will play in the ruling.

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The Supreme Court agreed today to decide whether the key enforcement provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 should be scrapped, amid arguments it is a constitutionally unnecessary vestige of the civil rights era.

Known as Section 5, the provision gives the federal government open-ended oversight of states and localities with a history of voter discrimination. Any changes in voting laws and procedures in the covered states must be “pre-cleared” by federal authorities in Washington.

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