Congress, Justice Department Eye Changes to Voting Rights Act

A divided U.S. Supreme Court voided a key anti-discrimination provision of the law.

, The National Law Journal


Senate Democrats and House Repub­licans have held hearings to explore how Congress might fix the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and its newly unconstitutional Section 4, and Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. announced a shift in resources in the Civil Rights Division to focus on elements of the law that remained untouched by the high court's ruling in June.

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