Is The Voting Rights Act Relevant In 2013?

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Nina Totenberg, legal affairs correspondent, NPR
John Neiman, Alabama Solicitor General
Ryan Haywood, director of the Political Participation Group, at NAACP Legal Defense Fund

The Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments on Wednesday on the relevance and constitutionality of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The court is tasked with determining whether states with a history of discrimination still need to get federal approval before changing election procedures.



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