Voting Rights Act 1965 http://apr.org en Shelby County V. Holder: One Year Later http://apr.org/post/shelby-county-v-holder-one-year-later <p>It's been one year since the Supreme Court ruled a key provision in the 1965 Voting Rights Act unconstitutional. In Shelby County, Alabama versus Holder the ruling says states with a history of chronic racial discrimination no longer needed to get Justice Department approval for changes to voting rules. Janai Nelson is the Associate Director-Counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Alabama Public Radio’s Ryan Vasquez talked with Nelson about the act, and how violations outlawed by the measure are now re-appearing.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:50:06 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 54493 at http://apr.org Shelby County V. Holder: One Year Later Groups Highlight Voting Rights Law in Alabama http://apr.org/post/groups-highlight-voting-rights-law-alabama <p>Supporters of the federal Voting Rights Act are planning a series of events across Alabama to highlight the importance of the law.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Activities are being held in Selma, Huntsville, Montgomery, Birmingham and other cities on Tuesday in conjunction with what organizers are calling "National Voting Rights Day."<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The Supreme Court recently overturned a key section of the law, and activists are trying to draw attention to their claims that the act is still needed.<br> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 13:23:33 +0000 The Associated Press 35489 at http://apr.org Groups Highlight Voting Rights Law in Alabama