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   Supreme Court strikes down part of Voting Rights Act

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6/25/2013 8:00 am

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Pete Williams and Erin McClam, NBC News

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Legal Ruling

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Entered 6/25/2013, Updated 6/25/2013

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the map that determines which states must get federal permission before they change their voting laws. Civil rights activists called the decision devastating, and a dissenting justice said it amounted to the “demolition” of the law — widely considered the most important piece of civil rights legislation in American history. The ruling, a 5-4 decision by Chief Justice John Roberts, leaves the future of the law deeply uncertain because it will be up to a sharply divided Congress to redraw the map, if it can agree on one at all.


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