June 25, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Tuesday in Shelby County v. Holder that section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) is unconstitutional, and its formula can no longer be used as a basis for subjecting jurisdictions to preclearance. Section 5 of the VRA requires jurisdictions with a history of ...[read more]
February 27, 2013
by Michael Haggerson
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in Shelby County v Holder to determine whether Congress exceeded its authority when it renewed Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Section 5 requires jurisdictions with a history of preventing minority groups from voting to receive ...[read more]
November 10, 2012
by Max Slater
The US Supreme Court granted certiorari on Friday in Shelby County v. Holder to determine whether Congress exceeded its authority when it renewed Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Section 5 requires jurisdictions with a history of preventing minority groups from voting to receive ...[read more]

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