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

Righty3 Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 8:51 AM
Shannon, thank you for sharing this important story...although I sometimes believe we are too late, it's good to know there are some taking concrete steps to guard our liberties. The work you do is important, and we are all grateful to you for championing these causes. Best of luck with the Supremes, and don't forget to post another article when the decision is handed down.

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,...