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In Alabama, Voting Decision Seen As Sign Of Progress, Setback

posted on June 26, 2013

Debbie Elliot of NPR writes that the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act is being met with mixed reactions in the South, with civil rights groups and religious organizations seeing it as a major setback. Charles Steele, the national president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, called the decision “a blow to democracy that harkens to unfair poll tests under Jim Crow.”

Read at NPR