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Supreme Court Poised to Strike Down Part of Voting Rights Act of 1965

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    A historic Supreme Court decision is imminent, one that could fundamentally reshape the balance of power between federal and state governments as it has existed from almost half a century. The justice are very likely going to strike down one of the two major provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

    Congress passed the VRA, authorized by the Constitution’s Fifteenth Amendment. VRA Section 2 provides that any person whose right to vote is denied or abridged can bring suit in federal court. The federal government can also bring suit on their behalf. The other major provision is Section 5, which provides that certain jurisdictions—mainly states in the South—cannot make any chnges to their voting laws or procedures—even what kind of paper their ballots are printed on—without first going to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) or a federal court in D.C. to request permission to make the change.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Govern...Strike-Down-Part-of-Voting-Rights-Act-of-1965
     
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    just-want-peace Well-Known Member

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    'Bout time some common sense reared it's head in DC!
     
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