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More on the proposed amendments to the Voting Rights Act

Lots of activity in the voting rights area this week, with a Pennsylvania judge today tossing out that state’s voter ID law, a federal judge in Alabama ordering a city there to preclear voting law changes with the Justice Department (breathing new life into the Voting Rights Act), and a bipartisan group introducing amendments to the Act intending to reinforce its provisons in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s June decision in Shelby County v. Holder.

The provisions of those amendments are now being digested, and voting law experts and civil rights groups are weighing in on the pros and cons.

For some quick analysis see Ian Milhiser’s post at Think Progress here and election law expert Rick Hasen’s post here.

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