Advocates Pivot Strategy After Voting Rights Act Ruling

A barrage of new lawsuits have already started after the Supreme Court's ruling to stop the enforcement of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, NBC News reports. The recent ruling forces voting rights advocates to file lawsuits which rely on Section 2 of the law, which bans voting procedures that discriminate on the basis of race, color, or membership in one of the language minority groups, such as Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, or Navajo. A current lawsuit in Texas involves Rep. Marc Veasey and Texas Secretary of State John Steen, who announced the state's voter photo identification law would be in effect after it was barred by a federal judge using section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.

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