Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Nation's Ari Berman on the Gutting of the Voting Rights Act of 1965: "The Worst Voting Rights Decision in a Century"

Ari Berman of The Nation traces the history of conservative challenges to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, an history that began shortly after the passage of the act in August of 1965.  He notes that Chief Justice John Roberts has been a part of that history for around 30 years.  While working in the Justice Department during the Reagan Administration, Roberts sought to weaken the Voting Rights Act at a time in which the law had been on the books only for 17 years or so.

Ari Berman: Comments on the SCOTUS's Decision on the Voting Rights Act of 1965

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