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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Supreme Court: Past voting discrimination can no longer be held against states - Washington Times

Supreme Court: Past voting discrimination can no longer be held against states - Washington Times
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The Washington Times




The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that states can no longer be judged by voting discrimination that went on decades ago, in a decision that marks the end of a major civil-rights era reform.

The 5-4 ruling rewrites a key tool of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which for five decades has given the federal government unprecedented say in everything from how some states draw their congressional maps to where they place polling locations.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jun/25/court-past-voting-discrimination-no-longer-held/#ixzz2XFcW9sJ2

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