Supreme Court Appears Divided on Voting Rights Act

At issue is whether the act’s Section 5 provision, which requires all or part of 16 states to get any changes to election law pre-approved by either the Justice Department or a federal court, is still necessary and constitutional in today’s world.
February 28, 2013

At issue is whether the act’s Section 5 provision, which requires all or part of 16 states to get any changes to election law pre-approved by either the Justice Department or a federal court, is still necessary and constitutional in today’s world.

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