Democrats craft voting bill with eye on Supreme Court fight
WASHINGTON (AP) – Congressional Democrats want to reinstate key sections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. But they’ll have to win over the Supreme Court if they want to enact long-term change.
The high court in 2013 struck down a section of the law that allowed the Justice Department to review voting changes in areas with a history of racial discrimination.
The court narrowed another section of the landmark civil rights law in a ruling July 1.
That adds to the already momentous challenge Democrats are facing as they look to get their bill through a narrowly divided Congress.