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Court To Overturn Key Part Of Voting Rights Act?

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Court To Overturn Key Part Of Voting Rights Act?

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Court To Overturn Key Part Of Voting Rights Act?

Court To Overturn Key Part Of Voting Rights Act?

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A tiny sewer district in Austin, Texas, is at the center of a case before the U.S. Supreme court, which threatens to overturn a key part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

The Court is reviewing a process known as "pre-clearance," a measure designed to protect against discrimination at the polling booth.

For insight, Tony Cox discusses the details with Khalialah Brown-Dean, professor of political science at Yale University.

He then speaks with lawyers on both sides of the issue: Chris Ward — lead counsel for the Austin, Texas sewer district bringing the case — and Debo Adegbilie, defense counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.