How does the 1965 Voting Rights Act work? That is the question in front of the Supreme Court as it rules on a pair of Arizona laws from 2016 — the most important voting rights case in a decade.
What arguments have been made in the case? And what implications will the decision have?
Guest: Adam Liptak, a reporter covering the United States Supreme Court for The New York Times.
- The Supreme Court has signaled that it could tighten the standards for using the Voting Rights Act to challenge all kinds of voting restrictions.
- The sprawling voting rights legislation known as H.R. 1, could result in lawsuits leading to a dozen Supreme Court cases, according to legal experts.
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