Voting Rights Act Oral Argument Response

Following oral arguments in Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District No. 1 v. Holder attorneys spoke to reporters outside the… read more

Following oral arguments in Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District No. 1 v. Holder attorneys spoke to reporters outside the Supreme Court.

The case focused on provisions of the 1965 federal Voting Rights Act which ban all states from voting discrimination based on “race or color,” but targets states and areas with a history of racial discrimination in voting. The act requires states and smaller areas to seek permission from the U.S. Justice Department or the federal court in Washington before making changes in the voting process. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • John Payton President and General Counsel NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
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Program ID:
285573-2
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 29, 2009
Last Aired:
May 9, 2009

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  • Apr 29, 2009 | 12:51pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 29, 2009 | 7:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 29, 2009 | 10:42pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 30, 2009 | 4:05am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 09, 2009 | 12:28am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 09, 2009 | 6:28am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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