NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 09, 2012
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(Supreme Court: Pete Williams) The Supreme Court decision to consider whether to scale back the Voting Rights Act examined; details given about concern the law is outdated due to the diminishment of racial discrimination in the South; historical footage shown; map shown of states where the law applies. [Shelby County, Alabama attorney Frank ELLIS- says this is based on criteria that came from the 1964 presidential election.] [NAACP Legal Defense Fund Debo ADEGBILE- says in parts of the country the effort to block or dilute the vote of minority voters has been more persistent.]
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