David Savage, Supreme Court correspondent, Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune
Richard Hasen, professor, University of California Irvine School of Law
Ilya Shapiro, senior fellow in constitutional studies, Cato Institute
Lani Gunier, professor, Harvard Law School
In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, stating that the legislation was based on now outdated data. The ruling removes the coverage formula that required federal oversight for voting processes in nine states.