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Shelby County v. Holder
Citation:570 U.S. __, 133 S.Ct. 2612, 186 L.Ed.2d 651 (2013).
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Congress enacted the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which required some states (based on a coverage formula) to obtain federal permission before enacting any laws related to voting. The Act was enacted to address racial discrimination in voting. The provisions at issue were only to be effective for the first five years. Congress, however, continued to authorize them. After their voting changes were denied, Plaintiff sued the Defendant in federal court, arguing the Act was unconstitutional.
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