Politics & Government

June 22, 2009 2:31 PM

Supreme Court eases Voting Rights Act regulations

In an 8-1 ruling, the court allowed a utility district in Texas not to get advance approval to move a polling place under the Voting Rights Act. But the justices stopped short of striking down the voting-rights law, which requires political entities in 16 states to get approval in advnace of any change in election procedures. Justice Thomas was the lone vote for striking down the act.

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