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Topic - Myrna Perez
The Supreme Court is expected this month to announce rulings on two key voting rights cases that could reshape how Americans nationwide cast ballots in federal elections.
The Supreme Court this week will take up a potentially landmark case that could end almost five decades of Justice Department intervention that gives the federal government control over voting decisions in states and localities with a history of discrimination.
"Congress considered a vast amount of evidence in making the determinations that it did as to who should be covered" under preclearance, Ms. Perez said. "And the Constitution makes it very, very clear that Congress' determination is entitled to a lot of deference."
"For nearly five decades [preclearance] has been one of the most effective tools this country's had to eradicate racial discrimination in voting," said Ms. Perez.