Supreme Court Decision On The Voting Rights Act

Supreme Court Decision On The Voting Rights Act

Analysis of the Supreme Court's decision on the Voting Rights Act. A panel of journalists and experts joins Diane to discuss the implications of this latest ruling.

The Supreme Court ruled this morning that a key component of the 1965 Civil Rights Act is unconstitutional. Specifically, the court threw out a long-standing formula for determining which states and local governments need pre-clearance before making changes to their voting procedures. A panel of experts discusses the Supreme Court decision on the Voting Rights Act and implications for U.S. election process.

Guests

Stuart Taylor

author and journalist.

Jeffrey Rosen

president and CEO, The National Constitution Center; professor at George Washington University Law School; and legal affairs editor of The New Republic, and author of "The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America" and co-editor of "Constitution 3.0."

Ron Elving

senior Washington editor for NPR.

Paul Butler

professor at Georgetown Law School.

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