The Docket: The Rise And Fall Of The Voting Rights Act Of 1965
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The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was born from the civil rights movement of the '50s and '60s, but in recent years the Supreme Court has effectively nullified its key provisions. We explore why the law was first passed and what it means for voters of color now that its powers have been gutted.
This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis and national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson.