Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Supreme Court Guts 1965 Voting Rights Act

In a 5-4 decision, the SCOTUS declared Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional, reversing one of the most crucial legacies of the civil rights movement. Read more: New York Times, HuffPost Latino Voices, NBCLatino, Time, The Root, The Grio, Washington Post, ABCNews - Univ., Fox News Latino, USAToday | Analysis: What did the Court Rule (WaPost), Reactions Reveil Division on Race Bias (NYTimes), The Court's Naïve Reasoning (NYmagazine), Suppressing Minority Voters (Think Progressive) | Opinion: Robert's Weak Decision - Eric Posner (Slate) | Editorials: An Assault on the Voting Rights Act (NYTimes)

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