U.S. Supreme Court Radically Alters Voting Rights Act

President Obama calls decision a 'setback'

be newsIn a 5-4 vote, justices limited the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

The court struck down, section 4, a part of the law that requires certain states to undergo U.S. oversight of their voting procedures to prevent voter discrimination.

President Obama said in a statement that the ruling is a “setback” and that his “administration will continue to do everything in its power to ensure a fair and equal voting process.”