In May 2017, the Supreme Court dealt with two cases related to voting rights. In Cooper v. Harris, the Court held that North Carolina had drawn legislative boundaries to limit the influence of African-American voters. The Supreme Court also allowed a lower court’s decision to stand that determined North Carolina’s voting procedures to be discriminatory to African-Americans. These recent cases, along with a 2013 Supreme Court case (see teaching blog) that dismantled a section of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, raise questions about the relative authority of the states and the federal government when it comes to setting voting procedures within a state.
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