Texas Case Could Lead to Changes in Voting Rights Act

The Supreme Court will attempt on Monday to untangle the political mess in Texas created by a voting rights controversy. The case could have important political consequences, and highlights a lurking issue regarding the continued viability of a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, the landmark legislation passed in 1965 to protect minorities from discriminatory voting practices. At issue are two very different sets of redistricting maps drawn up to take into account new census numbers for...Full Story
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