Chief Justice John Roberts, shown here during a presentation last June in Pennsylvania, questioned the U.S. solicitor general about voting statistics during this week's arguments on Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. Ann Wilkins/AP hide caption

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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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