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Supreme Court To Take Up Voting Rights Act Case

Nov 9, 2012 (All Things Considered) — In a coda to election week, the U.S. Supreme Court said on Friday that it would rule on a challenge to the Voting Rights Act first enacted in 1965. The case, from Shelby County, Ala., specifically challenges Section 5 of the law, which requires certain states and jurisdictions with a history of racial discrimination in voting to get an okay from Washington to make any change to voting laws or procedures. Melissa Block talks to Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg.

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