Supreme Court strikes down part of Voting Rights Act

NBC News: The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a civil rights law that requires some states to get federal permission to change their voting rules, but it struck down the formula for which jurisdictions are covered — leaving it to Congress to redraw the map.

The opinion was written by Chief Justice John Roberts. The vote was 5-4.

Photo: US Supreme Court building (Jewel Samad / AFP - Getty Images file)

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    America the dreadful.
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    Of course this changes things. I’m not saying I agree with the #SCOTUS ruling. However, for #POTUS to now cry foul and...
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    My thoughts exactly. -_-
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    They should have extended them and then trash canned the Electoral College.
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