The Voting Rights Act protects a fundamental right, not, as Justice Scalia infamously suggested, a “racial entitlement.” Attempts to suppress the vote were common during the 2012 presidential election, and they continue to this day. Now that a five-justice majority of the Supreme Court has effectively removed the keystone from the arch of protection for people of color, the nation must redouble its efforts to protect the rights of all Americans.
|Chief Justice John Roberts|
wrote the majority opinion
--Prof. William Yeomans analyzes today's decision
--AFJ Audio Analysis, with excerpts from the oral arguments.
--More about the Voting Rights Act