Tribpedia: The Voting Rights Act

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As the Voting Rights Act of 1965 approaches its 50th anniversary, the landmark legislation remains very much in the news. On June 25, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court declared Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional. This key component of the act –– which determines which states or regions are subject to preclearance from the U.S. Department of ...

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Voters wait in line to cast their ballots at a location across the street from the University of Texas at Austin campus on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 in Austin, Texas.
Voters wait in line to cast their ballots at a location across the street from the University of Texas at Austin campus on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 in Austin, Texas.

On Voting Rights Act, Texans Follow GOP's Lead

It’s easy to admit that those other states need some federal oversight, but here in Texas? Get out of town.