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Jun 25 - 2013 - Shelby v. Holder Decision - VRA Challenge

#OnThisDay in 2013, the Supreme Court of the US (SCOTUS) ruled 5-4 that Section 4(b) of the Voters Right Act (VRA) was unconstitutional because the coverage formula was outdated and not “grounded in current conditions.” As a consequence, Section 5 is intact, but inoperable until Congress agrees on a new Section 4 formula. The #VRA is a landmark federal law enacted in 1965 to remove race-based restrictions on voting. Timeline: 1965 - Johnson signs VRA 1970 - Nixon signs 5-yr renewal 1975 - Ford signs 7-yr renewal 1982 - Reagan signs 25-yr renewal 2006 - Bush signs 25-yr renewal 2013 - Shelby v. Holder challenges VRA Learn more: https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43626.pdf Resources: Johnson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNjlwwf2K9g&feature=youtu.be Nixon: https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/documents/statement-signing-the-voting-rights-act-amendments-1970 Ford: https://www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov/library/document/0005/1561605.pdf Reagan: https://www.reaganlibrary.gov/research/speeches/62982b Bush: https://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2006/07/20060727.html Shelby v. Holder: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/12-96_6k47.pdf VRA Timeline: https://www.aclu.org/voting-rights-act-major-dates-history Prior challenges: https://www.usccr.gov/pubs/msdelta/ch3.htm Current status: https://www.usccr.gov/pubs/2018/Minority_Voting_Access_2018.pdf
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Saturday, June 25, 2022
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