High Court Weighs State-Specific Clause In Voting Rights Law

Law360, New York (February 27, 2013, 7:52 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court appeared split Wednesday on the constitutionality of a key provision of the Voting Rights Act that requires several Southern states to apply for federal review before changing their voting procedures, with the justices questioning whether Congress was right to renew the provision in 2006.

Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justices Antonin Scalia and Samuel Alito grilled Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. on whether Congress fully and properly considered current demographics and trends or just went with a formula already on the...
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