The Supreme Court raised concerns Wednesday about central parts of an election law born from the civil rights struggles of the 1960s, or the Voting Rights Act. After the Supreme Court heard oral arguments challenging the act, NBC’s Pete Williams reported, “I think it’s a safe prediction to say that the Voting Rights Act, as it now stands, is not going to survive. The question is: how far will the Supreme Court go in striking parts of it down?” Click for regular updates here on MSNBC.
First Word: A shaky future for the Voting Rights Act
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