Civil War Institute
Two years ago, the Supreme Court determined that voter discrimination is a thing of the past. The Court's decision to gut the 1965 Voting Rights Act ensures that this summer's 50thanniversary commemoration is an ironic one.
We needed the legislation in 1965, the Court argued in its 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder, which struck down the formula that made the act enforceable, but we don't anymore. [excerpt]
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Titus, Jill Ogline. "A Half Century Later, We Need the Voting Rights Act More Than Ever." PennLive: The Patriot News (August 18, 2015).
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