Supreme Court To Take Up Voting Rights Act Case

Audio for this story from All Things Considered is not available.

In a coda to election week, the U.S. Supreme Court said on Friday that it would rule on a challenge to the Voting Rights Act first enacted in 1965. The case, from Shelby County, Ala., specifically challenges Section 5 of the law, which requires certain states and jurisdictions with a history of racial discrimination in voting to get an okay from Washington to make any change to voting laws or procedures. Melissa Block talks to Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.