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Commentary: Voting Rights Act brought major economic benefits, too

The Supreme Court’s rejection last week of a central element of the 1965 Voting Rights Act took aim at a measure that not only broke down barriers to political participation in the South but also made significant contributions to the economic well being of black southerners and to the region as a whole.

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Voting Rights Act narrowed

The U.S. Supreme Court avoided a sweeping ruling on a central part of the Voting Rights Act, striking a compromise that will let more jurisdictions change election procedures and district lines without federal approval. The justices, voting 8-1, chose not ...

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