Voting Rights Act isn't obsolete

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Author(s) The Baltimore Sun editorial board
Source The Baltimore Sun
Date February 26, 2013
URL http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2013-02-26/news/bs-ed-voting-20130226_1_photo-id-laws-minorities-voter-suppression
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Quotes-start.png Indeed, the Justice Department has used Section 5 thousands of times over the years to reject changes to voting law that would discriminate against minorities. Photo ID laws are just the latest example. There have been efforts to rewrite district lines, registration procedures and other rules that would have had the practical effect of reducing minority participation. Shouldn't this be an easy call for a Supreme Court? It certainly has been for lower courts, and it would require a truly activist judge to overturn a measure that had such a long history and such overwhelming support by Congress Quotes-end.png


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This item argues against the position Supreme Court should strike down section 5 of the Voting Rights Act on the topic Shelby County v. Holder.