Video Clip: Wendy Weiser's Testimony on the John Lewis Voting Rights Act

Description

Wendy Weiser, Director of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law Democracy Program, testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021. The legislation seeks to reinstate the full protections of the original Voting Rights Act of 1965. In 2013, the Supreme Court in its Shelby County v. Holder ruling removed certain elements of the original bill.

4 minutes

Keywords

  • Congress
  • Discrimination
  • Disparity
  • John Lewis Voting Rights Act
  • Pre-clearance
  • Sabotage
  • Senate
  • Supreme Court
  • Voting Rights Act Of 1965