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Historic voting rights protections are at risk


The League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County is concerned that historic voting rights protections are at risk. On Feb. 27, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, one of the nation’s most important voting rights cases to date. At issue is the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the landmark legislation that outlawed racial discrimination in state voting practices. The court is being asked to rule on VRA’s Section 5.

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