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The Supreme Court and the Voting Rights Act

Yesterday, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court limited the Voting Rights Act to districts in which minorities make up half or more of the vote.  The methods of creating voting districts have been many and varied, and the Voting Rights Act in particular has been interpreted in several different ways.  Monday’s case, Bartlett v. Strickland, clarified.  For articles, check the New York and L.A. Times, for analysis the SCOTUSblog has a few entries, you can head here for briefs and other important documents, or you might want to just read the opinion itself.


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