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High Court Strikes Down Key Provision of Voting Rights Act

  • Aired: 06/25/2013
  • 10:05
  • Rating: NR
A key provision of the Voting Rights Act requiring federal oversight of states with a history of racial discrimination has been struck down by the Supreme Court. Jeffrey Brown discusses the ruling with the National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle, and the court's argument that the U.S. is no longer divided as it was in the 1960s.
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In 5-4 Vote, Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision of the Voting Rights Act
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