In the last 48 hours, we have seen some of the most important decisions the Supreme Court of the United States has handed down in recent years, enough to have great implications for our country’s future. My good friend Lauren Gray sums up everything that’s happened this week from the Voting Rights Act to DOMA.
So much has gone down over the past two days, so I wanted to highlight a few important articles with some important information essential to our understanding of what has happened with the Voting Rights Act, the Defense of Marriage Act, Proposition 8 and the Texas SB 5 bill that have closed 37/42 abortion clinics.
1. SCOTUS decision behind invalidating key parts of the Voting Rights Act:
After striking down essential parts of the VRA, “the decision will have immediate practical consequences. Texas announced shortly after the decision that a voter identification law that had been blocked would go into effect immediately, and that redistricting maps there would no longer need federal approval. Changes in voting procedures in the places that had been covered by the law, including ones concerning restrictions on early voting, will now be subject only to after-the-fact litigation.”
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