By Jan Rogers,
The Supreme Court has handed down a decision on the Voting Rights Law of 1965. Since its passage, the law has given the Department of Justice the power to review anything to do with voting in those states and political subdivisions which, in the 1960s, displayed a pattern of voting discrimination. This law has been re-enacted ever since it was first passed, most recently in 2006 by wide, bi-partisan majorities.
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