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Supreme Court / Voting Rights Act #1044951

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The unveiling of a statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks at the Capitol noted; photos shown of demonstrations in support of the Voting Rights Act.

(Supreme Court: Pete Williams) The Supreme Court challenge to the Voting Rights Act from Shelby County, Alabama examined; scenes shown of demonstrations outside the court; details given about the provision that requires some states to get federal approval before changing how they conduct elections; remarks from several Justices and from Chief Justice John Roberts quoted; courtroom sketches shown. [Representative John LEWIS†- says we have made too much progress to go back.] [Advocate for Shelby County Edward BLUM†- says the America that elected Barak Obama is not the America of our parents and grandparents.] [NAACP Legal Defense Fund Debo ADEGBILE†- says it deters and blocks voting discrimination.]

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