The Sidney Wood Show: Supreme Court Cuts Down Key Part Of The Voting Rights Act

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According to CBSNEWS.com:

In a five-to-four ruling, the court ruled that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional. That section of the landmark 1965 law provides the formula for determining which states must have any changes to their voting laws pre-approved by the Justice Department’s civil rights division or the D.C. federal court. Nine states are required to get pre-clearance, as are certain jurisdictions in seven other states.

Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the majority that Section 4 is unconstitutional because the standards by which states are judged are “based on decades-old data and eradicated practices.”

 

Do you believe that things have really changed? Does voter suppression exist still in 2013? Click the audio links to hear the HOT discussion!

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