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U.S. Supreme Court Roundup - National Conference of State Legislatures Legislative Summit – August 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court's recent term included decisions in several cases with implications on states and states' rights. This presentation included the court's review and opinions handed down for the following cases. -...more

Shelby County v. Holder Decision Has Broad Impact on Voting Rights Act Compliance

On June 25, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a landmark Voting Rights Act opinion that will impact all Texas governmental entities....more

Supreme Court Invalidates Voting Rights Act Formula: Arizona and Other Covered Jurisdictions Are No Longer Subject to the...

The United States Supreme Court (the Court) struck down part of the Voting Rights Act (the Act) this week, freeing nine states, including Arizona, and dozens of counties from federal oversight of their voting laws....more

Supreme Court Strikes down Voting Rights Act’s ‘Preclearance’ Formula

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court held Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 unconstitutional. Section 4 contained the legislative formula to determine which jurisdictions must get “preclearance” from the federal...more

Copy of SCOTUS Ruling: Key Part of Voting Rights Act Unconstitutional (Shelby v. Holder)

On June 25, 2013, the United States Supreme Court struck down a key part of the Voting Rights Act. Here's a full text copy of that decision. Embed code available above....more

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