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Supreme Court to Hear Voting Rights Challenge: Constitutional Clash of Titans

John 4779 Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 3:04 PM
That is interesting to know. After all these years its still there! I think it pretty clear that the federal government does not have the authority and even if it did, there is no reason why the prescreening should continue.

In late February, the United States Supreme Court will consider a case that invokes American history, constitutional meaning, and the realities of present-day voting in a large portion of our nation. Shelby County, Alabama has challenged the proper scope of key enforcement provisions of the Voting Rights Act – and though pundits are making this case racially charged, it is far more a question of the power of federal versus state governments under the Constitution.

Shelby County, Alabama is a bustling suburban county near Birmingham. It’s a remarkable, growing community, like thousands of similar communities all across America.

Yet Shelby County,...