Supreme Court limits federal oversight of Voting Rights Act
June 25th, 2013
10:12 AM ET
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Supreme Court limits federal oversight of Voting Rights Act

Washington (CNN) - A deeply divided Supreme Court has limited use of a key provision in the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965, in effect invalidating the key enforcement provision that applies to all or parts of 15 states with past history of voter discrimination.

The case involved Section 5, which gives federal authorities open-ended oversight of states and localities with a history of voter discrimination. Any changes in voting laws and procedures in the covered areas - which include all or parts of 15 states - must be "pre-cleared" with Washington.


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  1. Peewee Burnin

    Do some of you actually hear yourselves when you speak. Man, what a bunch of right wing stupidity.

    June 25, 2013 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  2. Steveo

    @The Elephant in the Room
    It`s time to REMAKE the SCOTUS.
    NOT gonna happen! Not with lifetime appointments, it won't!

    June 25, 2013 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  3. smith

    If you can`t afford a state ID you are really in bad shape. What`s next from libs the gas used or bus fair is a poll tax.

    June 25, 2013 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  4. Ray E. (Georgia)

    In this day and age we have totally honest people right? Just like in the days of Marco Polo who when he traveled to China did most of it by Sea because of Robbers, Bandits, Thieves, Murderers and other All Around Nice Guys. Some of you folks wouldn't try to Pull the Wool over my Eyes, would you? No of course you wouldn't. You are as honest as the day is long.

    June 25, 2013 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  5. saywhat

    Sad day in our history along with lot else which has been happening to this nation & country. be it the Congress or the apex court people are disillusioned.

    June 25, 2013 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
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