The Supreme Court & Voting Rights

The Supreme Court & Voting Rights

The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down as unconstitutional a major component of a landmark voting rights law. We explore the ruling and what it means both locally and around the country.

In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a major component of a 1965 voting rights law intended to prevent racial discrimination in voting. The decision invalidates the formula that determines which states with a history of voter discrimination must have federal pre-approval to modify their voting laws. We explore the ruling and what it means both locally and in states around the country.

Guests

Stephen Wermiel

Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law

Spencer Overton

Professor, George Washington University Law School

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