Political Highs and Lows of 2013

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  • Inauguration Day
  • The S Word
  • Voting Rights Act
  • March on Washington
  • Voters Stand Their Ground Against Gun Control
  • Government Shutdown
  • GOP Blues
  • Failure to Launch
  • How Do They Like Him Now?
  • Looks Like America
  • Sen. Cory Booker
  • More Lows Than Highs

Voting Rights Act

After battling discriminatory laws that threatened to keep African-Americans and others from the polls in 2012, civil and voting rights advocates were disheartened when the U.S. Supreme Court on June 25 struck down a key portion of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that that was used to determine which states or voting jurisdictions required pre-clearance before changing voting laws.

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