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Justices skeptical of pre-clearance provision in Voting Rights Act

by Associated Press Published: February 28,2013

Tags: bench, court, election, equal rights, federal government, justice, law, legal, preclearance, race discrimination, vote, voter, Voting

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s conservative justices voiced deep skepticism yesterday about a section of a landmark civil rights law that has helped millions of Americans exercise their right to vote. In an ominous note for supporters of the key provision of the Voting Rights Act, Justice Anthony Kennedy both acknowledged the measure’s vital role […] [...]

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