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JUN 25, 2013 - The Nation

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SCOTUS Voting Rights Act Decision Means We Need 'Right to Vote' Amendment

The US Supreme Court building. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) What the US Supreme Court has done, with its decision to strike down essential elements of the Voting Rights Act, is wrong. But the Court has not gone so rogue as might immediately seem to be the case in a nation that our civics teachers tell us is committed to democratic values. Rather, the Court’s conservative majority has taken advantage of a gap in the Constitution that must be addressed. The Court’s 5-4 ruling invalidated the formula used to determine which states come under the requirement that changes to voting ... Read More

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