Landmark Civil Rights Law in Jeopardy?

Some residents of a small Texas municipal district believe that a key section of landmark voting rights legislation -- created in 1965 to protect minorities in jurisdictions with a history of racial discrimination -- is archaic and should be abolished. The debate has teed up today's Supreme Court argument, which could forever change the intersection between election law and civil rights. "The America that has just elected Barack Obama is not the same America that existed when Section 5 was...Full Story
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