Supreme Court Decisions: Voting Rights Act Reaction Live

BY Meena Ganesan and News Desk  June 25, 2013 at 10:20 AM EST


For more coverage of the Shelby County ruling by the Supreme Court, watch Tuesday’s PBS NewsHour. (Courtroom sketches by W. J. Hennessy)

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Section 4 of the landmark Voting Rights Act was unconstitutional. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in his opinion, “Our decision in no way affects the permanent, nationwide ban on racial discrimination in voting found in [Section] 2. We issue no holding on [Section] 5 itself, only on the coverage formula. Congress may draft another formula based on current conditions.”

Follow along, below, for live reaction and analysis of the Supreme Court ruling on Shelby County v. Holder.