BREAKING: Supreme Court rules in favor of Shelby County

By AMY JONES / Associate Editor

In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Shelby County in the Shelby v. Holder case June 25.

In the case, Shelby County challenged two sections, 4b and 5, of the Voting Rights Act. The Supreme Court decision overturns Section 4b, which requires Shelby County and cities in 16 other states with histories of racial discrimination to obtain preclearance from the Department of Justice before making any changes to voting procedure or electoral maps.

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