June 26, 2013

SCOTUS conservatives strike at heart of Voting Rights Act

  • Posted: 6/26/2013
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The Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the nation s most important civil rights laws, requires states with a history of discrimination to get federal approval before changing how they conduct elections. That part of the law is still intact, but on Tuesday the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 the coverage map is based on outdated data. NBC s Pete Williams reports.

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