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53. Isn't that Section 4 of the *Voting* Rights Act that was struck down? There are several threads
Wed Jun 26, 2013, 01:14 AM
Jun 2013

currently on DU about the Voting Rights Act and SCOTUS, but nothing about the Civil Rights Act.

IIRC, and bearing in mind I do not have a Master's Degree in History, they are two separate, different pieces of legislation.

Edited to add link to one of the current threads. http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023091774

Edited again to add one of over 1 million results when googled “SCOTUS voting rights act”


Voting Rights Act Section 4 Struck Down By Supreme Court

<snip> The Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act on Tuesday, the provision of the landmark civil rights law that designates which parts of the country must have changes to their voting laws cleared by the federal government or in federal court

But, in your defense, maybe you were confused by the Voting Rights Act being one of the civil rights laws passed during that hectic period in our history.

I am not angry about the Civil Rights act [View all] nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 OP
I've always thought the Civil Rights Act was a good thing Nimajneb Nilknarf Jun 2013 #1
So have I...but I am not surprised that a key nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #2
I hadn't heard anything about that. Nimajneb Nilknarf Jun 2013 #7
Section four struck down nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #11
The map can be redrawn to include the entire company marshall Jun 2013 #14
If congress picks the hot potato nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #54
Isn't that Section 4 of the *Voting* Rights Act that was struck down? There are several threads bike man Jun 2013 #53
Basically what the court said was that the federal govt. premium Jun 2013 #12
After the dentist, getting the decision and reading it nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #15
That's just my rough understanding of it. premium Jun 2013 #16
Yup... nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #17
My, my. Skidmore Jun 2013 #3
You know, I think it's time to send you to the ignore list nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #4
A true act of courage undoutedly. Skidmore Jun 2013 #13
please add me too! DCBob Jun 2013 #28
Nope...you have not given me reason nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #30
hehe.. DCBob Jun 2013 #31
+1 DCBob Jun 2013 #27
Anger is very hard to sustain. At this point there are too many Autumn Jun 2013 #5
Exactly. It has become not another day, nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #9
+1 LiberalLoner Jun 2013 #44
"Yup, I am glad I don't have kids." BeyondGeography Jun 2013 #6
And your point? nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #10
It's OK to be dark BeyondGeography Jun 2013 #23
Trends...that is all nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #25
It's the issue that will propel Dems into the house in 2014 demwing Jun 2013 #8
Actually, it was a good decision, premium Jun 2013 #18
I can see that demwing Jun 2013 #19
What the court should have done premium Jun 2013 #20
Still, if it had to happen, better now than after 2014 demwing Jun 2013 #21
I agree. premium Jun 2013 #22
I am not a bit surprised. janlyn Jun 2013 #24
Asleep...and when they finally wake up nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #26
But, But I didn't know!! janlyn Jun 2013 #39
Post removed Post removed Jun 2013 #29
What a non sensical response nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #32
ok maybe not thrilled.. DCBob Jun 2013 #34
Reading comp issues? nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #36
If you truely concerned about what is happening here.. DCBob Jun 2013 #37
Gee...the bad republicans are the only guilty ones nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #38
+10000 n/t janlyn Jun 2013 #41
This isn't about the 'precious' security issue. HappyMe Jun 2013 #42
yeah, I expected something like this defending the Republicans. DCBob Jun 2013 #43
sorry if history is not nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #45
They're just trying to prevent people DevonRex Jun 2013 #50
Please stop being an asshole. nt Romulus Quirinus Jun 2013 #52
I hate conservatives. alarimer Jun 2013 #33
I don't hate them nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #35
Just to be clear: you're furious about a years-old intel program... Recursion Jun 2013 #40
Just to be even clearer DemocratsForProgress Jun 2013 #47
I was going to let that one slide Recursion Jun 2013 #48
Amazing.... SidDithers Jun 2013 #51
The takeover is complete. liberal_at_heart Jun 2013 #46
Evening kick nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #49
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