Supreme Court Decision On The Voting Rights Act
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.
author and journalist.
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."
senior Washington editor for NPR.
professor at Georgetown Law School.