Decision: Shelby County v. Eric Holder

The Su­preme Court today struck down a key part of the Vot­ing Rights Act of 1965 that kept vot­ing rules in much of the South un­der the spe­cial scru­tiny of judges and the U.S. Justice De­part­ment. The court said these spe­cial re­stric­tions are out­dated and no longer needed now that blacks re­gister and vote at the same rate as whites.

Published: June 25, 2013

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