The Voting Rights Act
This episode originally aired on June 22, 2022.
The congressional lines drawn in a number of states face lawsuits calling them racially discriminatory and illegal under the Voting Rights Act. The landmark piece of legislation isn't as strong as it used to be, however, and in many cases, disputed maps are still in place for the 2022 midterms.
Today we are taking a look at the history and future of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
- Yurij Rudensky, Senior Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice Democracy Program
- Hasan Kwame Jeffries, associate professor of history, The Ohio State University
- Atiba Ellis, Professor, Marquette University Law School
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