Voting Rights Act decision: What it means

Published: Jun 25 2013 12:37:48 PM EDT

A divided Supreme Court ruled a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 unconstitutional on Tuesday. Find out what the decision really means.

Supreme Court justices; Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, Ruther Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Samuel Alito, Elena Kagan
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The Supreme Court ruled a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 unconstitutional on Tuesday. Find out what the decision really means, according to information from CNN and other sources.

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