OPINION

Uphold Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act

It is tempting to declare that racial discrimination is over, but, as Congress determined after compiling a record of more than 15,000 pages, that is simply not the case.

, The National Law Journal

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It is tempting to declare that racial discrimination is over, but, as Congress determined after compiling a record of more than 15,000 pages, that is simply not the case.

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  • RogerClegg

    Here's why Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is bad policy, outdated, unconstitutional, and ought to be struck down by the Supreme Court: http://www.pacificlegal.org/opeds/Overturn-unconstitutional-Voting-Rights-Act

    What’s especially ironic is that the principal use to which Section 5 is put today is forcing jurisdictions to create and maintain racially segregated and gerrymandered voting districts – which is completely at odds with the original ideals of the Civil Rights Movement.

    There are other federal laws available to protect the rights of voters, and they don't raise the problems that Section 5 does.

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