April 25, 2014
The Voting Rights Amendment Act: The Legislative Response to Shelby County
A bipartisan group of legislators recently introduced the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 (VRAA), which seeks to fill some of the gaps left by the Supreme Court’s devastating 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder. What would the VRAA do to address discrimination in voting? Where does the bill stand in the legislative process? Lisa Bornstein, Legal Director and Senior Legal Advisor at the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the Leadership Conference Education Fund, joined us to discuss.
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