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Voting Rights Act Scaled Back

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Why Tuesday? was founded on the 40th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, for which our board member Ambassador Andrew Young fought for along side Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Today the New York Times reports that the Supreme Court ruled that the reach of the Voting Rights Act was not as vast as the North Carolina General Assembly believed.

VRA NYT

Over on Twitter, people are talking about the Supreme Court’s decision.

Previously in the NYT:
Uphold the Voting Rights Act
Why Tuesday? New York Times Op-Ed: Everyone’s Voting For The Weekend

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