Voting Rights

Some court rulings end fights. Others rev them up. In this decade, the U.S. Supreme Court has issued two such decisions.  In 2019, the court declared it had no power to intervene when a political party draws voting maps for maximum partisan advantage, a practice known as gerrymandering. In the other, in 2013, the court threw out a core element of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, declaring that the country’s progress in overcoming racial discrimination meant that the measure was no longer warranted.

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Publish date : 2019-07-30 17:52:14

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