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February 27, 2013

SCOTUS Considers Voting Rights Act Challenge


AUSTIN, Texas — "It held hearings," he said. "It compiled a legislative record of 15,000 pages. It made numerous findings of purposeful discrimination, racially polarized voting in the covered jurisdictions. And then, Congress - by a unanimous vote in the Senate and by an overwhelming vote in the House - upheld the continued need for Section 5."

Texas is among the 16 states covered under Section 5, meaning election and voting changes must get pre-clearance from the federal government.

The ruling on the Shelby County case is expected early this summer.

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