Five Current Supreme Court Cases You Should Know

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The Impact

The case requires the Supreme Court to weigh the roles of state governments and Congress in regulating election procedures. "What these laws do accomplish is disenfranchisement; even conservative estimates suggest that they prevent 2 to 3 percent of registered voters from casting a ballot," writes Ian Millhiser of ThinkProgress.org.

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