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US Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Voting Rights Provisioni
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June 25, 2013 9:06 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday struck down a provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, perhaps the most important piece of civil rights legislation ever passed by Congress. VOA’s Brian Padden reports that the court ruled the law cannot be enforced until Congress comes up with a new way for determining which states and localities require close federal monitoring of elections.

US Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Voting Rights Provision

Published June 25, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday struck down a provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, perhaps the most important piece of civil rights legislation ever passed by Congress. VOA’s Brian Padden reports that the court ruled the law cannot be enforced until Congress comes up with a new way for determining which states and localities require close federal monitoring of elections.


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