Eric discusses the Supreme Court’s recent decision to vacate critical sections of the 1964 Voting Rights Act. Section 5 of the 1964 Voting Rights Act has served as a key provision in the efforts to target states which have a history of discrimination against minority voters. Under the law, such states must have any changes to their voting laws pre-approved by the Justice Department or by the Federal Courts. The recent Supreme Court ruling has brought the checks and balances of the 1964 Voting Rights Act into serious question.
In the first segment of the show Eric is joined by Barbara Arnwine, President & Executive Director of the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
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In the second segment Eric will continue the discussion on the Voting Rights Act with Brentin Mock, a New Orleans-based journalist who serves as Colorlines Magazine’s Reporting Fellow on Voting Rights.
Aired on July 02, 2013