The Supreme Court Hears Arguments on the Voting Rights Act

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This week the Supreme Court heard arguments about the Voting Rights Act, which is a key piece of legislation supporting the rights of all Americans to vote. (For more information on the Voting Rights Act take a look at this page from the US Justice Department.) Here is a video outlining the issues discussed in the Supreme Court:

Supreme Court Hears Arguments Against Key Provision of Voting Rights Act
SUMMARY: The Supreme Court heard arguments over a provision in the landmark Voting Rights Act, which requires states with a history of racial discrimination to get approval by the Justice Department before making any changes to voting rules. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal was in court and talks to Jeffrey Brown.

Watch Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Voting Rights Act on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.

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