Voting Rights Watershed

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Author(s) The Wall Street Journal editorial board
Source The Wall Street Journal
Date February 28, 2013
Quotes-start.png The Constitution says the federal government must treat all states equally under the law. This is called the "equal footing" doctrine, and exceptions require extraordinary circumstances to pass legal muster. Such circumstances certainly prevailed in 1965 when Congress passed the Voting Rights Act to overturn local and state laws that denied blacks their right to vote. Quotes-end.png

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