BET Wire: Landmark Voting Rights Act Takes a Big Hit

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Sad Day for Civil Rights

Congressional Black Caucus members and African-American leaders around the nation were extremely disappointed by the Supreme Court's ruling eliminating a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. "The Supreme Court has stuck a dagger into the heart of the Voting Rights Act," said civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, adding that it "gutted" the nation's most power tool to prevent discriminatory voting laws.

(Photo: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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