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Supreme Court Guts Key Voting Rights Act Provision

June 25, 2013
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The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 vote Tuesday, struck down a core provision of the Voting Rights Act.

The outlawed provision singles out all or parts of 16 states, mainly in the South, forcing them to get permission -- or "preclearance" -- from the U.S. Justice Department or a three-judge federal panel in Washington to make any changes in how people vote in their jurisdictions, no matter how innocuous.


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