NPR Story
1:01 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Election Laws Likely To Change Without Voting Rights Act

Originally published on Fri June 28, 2013 6:22 pm

The Supreme Court struck down a key part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act this week. The court said that the standard by which it is determined that some states need preapproval for making changes to voting laws was unconstitutional. So what does it mean for the Department of Justice and states that were affected by the law? Audie Cornish speaks with Bill Yeomans, law professor at American University.