2012 Election Day Voter Rights

Voting Rights Act Meets the Supreme Court: Will Ballot Box Discrimination Get the Boot?

Voting Rights Act Meets the Supreme Court: Will Ballot Box Discrimination Get the Boot?
The most potent weapon in fighting discrimination at the ballot box was before the Supreme Court on Wednesday in a case that weighs the nation's enormous progress in civil rights against the need to continue to protect minority voters.
The justices were hearing arguments in a challenge to the part of the Voting Rights Act that forces places with a history of discrimination, mainly in the Deep South, to get approval before they make any change in the way elections are held.
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