Supreme Court strikes down key part of Voting Rights Act

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Now if we could just make sure that those who vote are who they say they are.
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In a major ruling, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against a provision of the Voting Rights Act that requires certain state and local governments — largely those in the South — to seek federal permission to change their voting laws.

The court ruled 5-4 that the provision is unconstitutional, and said Congress could try to draft a new provision.

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