Best Actress nominee Quvenzhané Wallis is interviewed on the red carpet at the Academy Awards Sunday, when several journalists struggled with the young actress's name. Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday weighs the future of a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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A supporter of the Voting Rights Act attends a rally Columbia, S.C., on Tuesday. Richard Ellis/Getty Images hide caption

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Edward Blum, director of the Project on Fair Representation, at his home in South Thomaston, Maine, on Nov. 9. Joel Page/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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President Lyndon Johnson and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. discuss the Voting Rights Act in 1965. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court hears arguments on whether a key part of the law is still needed nearly a half century after its passage. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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An undated photo from the exhibit shows Southern Christian Leadership Conference officials leading demonstrators in a march "against fear and injustice" in Decatur, Ga. SCLC records, MARBL, Emory University hide caption

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A young demonstrator is attacked by a police dog in Birmingham, Ala., in May 1963. Scenes like these helped usher in the nation's landmark civil rights law, the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday over a key provision of the law. Bill Hudson/AP hide caption

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