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The U.S. Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which is considered a landmark in civil rights legislation. The 5-4 ruling declared that the formula for preclearance is unconstitutional and unnecessary. Read the full opinion and reaction.

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Voter ID laws have made headlines across the country. So, what are the new laws? Who is affected? And what is their purpose? University of Chicago law professor gives the ins and outs of voter ID rules.