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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:52 PM

Supreme Court To Take Up Voting Rights Act Challenge

The Supreme Court will take up a case that could affect the way states with a history of racial discrimination make changes to their voting laws, SCOTUSblog reported Friday.

The justices will decide whether Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act violates the Constitution by forcing certain states to get changes to voting laws cleared by either the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division or a panel of three federal judges in Washington, D.C. The Voting Rights Act was originally passed in 1965 and has been renewed four times.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/supreme-court-to-take-up-voting-rights-act?ref=fpb

I expect the 5 right wingers to overturn this law.

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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:20 PM

1. I wouldn't mind seeing it amended to apply to all states

As we've seen, even a state like Pennsylvania needs to have a close eye kept on it when it starts playing around with election law.

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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:27 PM

2. Republicons would never go for that.

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