Breaking News: SCOTUS Strikes Down Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
“Holding: Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional. Its formula can no longer be used as a basis for subjecting jurisdictions to preclearance. . . . “Our decision in no way affects the permanent, nationwide ban on racial discrimination in voting found in [Section] 2. We issue no holding on [Section] 5 itself, only on the coverage formula. Congress may draft another formula based on current conditions.”
The decision was 5-4, with all of the court’s liberals unfortunately upholding Section 4. READ MORE