Five Current Supreme Court Cases You Should Know

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  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965
  • Voting Rights
  • Voting Rights
  • Voting Rights
  • same-sex marriage
  • voting rights
  • affirmative action
  • affirmative action
  • FBI, DNA
  • FBI, DNA

The Case: Shelby County, Alabama, vs. Holder; Nix vs. Holder

This case centers on the constitutionality of Congress' 2006 decision to re-authorize a provision in the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which allows government oversight over states with a history of voter discrimination. Sixteen states are currently covered in the provision, meaning they must get approval from the U.S. Justice Department before making changes to any voting rules.

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