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June 27, 2014

Improve Voting Rights Act, give voters a bill of rights

When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key formula in the Voting Rights Act last year, Chief Justice John Roberts had a constructive but not entirely practical suggestion: “Congress may draft another formula based on current conditions.” Against all odds, this Congress actually came up with a new formula. Unfortunately, it could do more harm than good.

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