Appeals Court Decision Undermines Voting Rights Act, ‘Fails To Protect’ Black Voters, Civil Rights Leaders Say

Posted on AllSides November 21st, 2023
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Civil rights leaders are sounding the alarm after a Trump-appointed judge wrote the majority opinion in a federal appeals court decision that undermines the legal precedent set by the Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965 and is sure to disproportionately affect Black and brown voters. The 8th Circuit Court of Appeal ruled on Monday in a 2-1 decision that private citizens and groups cannot file lawsuits as a means to enforce a key provision of the Voting Rights Act that gave Black and brown voters more power at the ballot...

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