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Supreme Court strikes down part of Voting Rights Act

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In a 5-4 decision that pitted the conservative justices against the liberal ones, the Supreme Court struck down Section 4(b) of the Voting Rights Act today. The court said the section, which required certain regions of the country — mainly southern states — to get clearance from Justice Department before they made any change to voting laws or procedures, was unconstitutional. Section 4 was...

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