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Voting Rights Act questioned as high court weighs rollback

This article was published February 27, 2013 at 11:13 a.m.

U.S. Supreme Court justices suggested they may cut back the 1965 Voting Rights Act, saying Congress was using an outdated formula to decide which states were covered by a core provision.

Hearing arguments Wednesday in Washington, the court’s Republican-appointed justices expressed skepticism about the law’s requirement that all or parts of 16 states, including Arkansas get federal clearance before changing their voting rules.

That group included Justice Anthony Kennedy, the likely swing vote. The court’s Democratic appointees voiced support for the law.

Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

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rainbowharold55 says... February 27, 2013 at 11:53 a.m.

More voter suppression.

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