VOTING RIGHTS ACT § 5

Leave it up to Congress

, The National Law Journal

The Supreme Court is poised to scrap the most effective piece of civil rights legislation in U.S. history. At issue is Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, which requires that certain regions (those with a history of racial bias in voting) obtain approval from the U.S. government before changing local voting rules. Opponents say Obama's election proves the requirement is obsolete; supporters say his victory confirms its continued importance. The court should refuse to engage in this debate — at least for now.

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