Supreme Court, in 5-4 Ruling, Weakens 1965 Voting Rights Act

June 25, 2013 — The U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 vote today killed a key section of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, claiming it’s no longer necessary in 2013. Listen HERE to Margaret Prescod of KPFK’s Sojourner Truth interview Julian Bond regarding this decision, yesterday’s ruling on affirmative action, and the Trayvon Martin case.