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Why courts matter: Supreme Court may redefine the fight against racial discrimination

Posted By Sharon McCloskey On May 9, 2013 @ 10:10 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Richard Wolf reminds us in this piece [1] in USA Today that, as the U.S. Supreme Court winds down this term, two cases that could redefine how we address racial discrimination in this country are pending for decision:   Fisher v. University of Texas, on affirmative action, and Shelby County v. Holder, on the viability of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act (requiring certain states and municipalities — including 40 counties in North Carolina –to get voting changes pre-approved by the Justice Department).

As Wolf puts it:  “The Supreme Court may be on the verge of declaring victory in the fight against racial discrimination.”


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