Here's the NPR headline:
Supreme Court To Weigh Constitutionality Of Voting Rights Act
Go read it.
Now, what's the fuss about:
A) Removing the voting rights of African-Americans
B) Literacy testing to vote
C) If voting laws, polices and procedures in a few states should still be under strict Federal oversight, unable to make the smallest change without Uncle Sam's okay.
If you said C, hooray!
If you said A, then I guess you get those mass e-mailed "ZOMG! Voting rights under threat!" messages, too, hey?
(This is yet another of those issues with a complicated history. The places under Federal oversight did have a well-documented history of egregious denials of ballot access; but the deniers are pretty much all dead and the once widely-held notions they supported are now widely scorned. Shall sons and grandsons be held accountable for the sins of their fathers?)
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