Supreme Court could put new limits on voting rights lawsuits

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The Supreme Court is looking at putting new limits on efforts to combat racial discrimination in voting.

Posted: Feb 28, 2021 11:52 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight years after carving the heart out of a landmark voting rights law, the Supreme Court is looking at putting new limits on efforts to combat racial discrimination in voting.

The justices’ consideration of a case from Arizona comes as Republican officials in the state and around the country have proposed more than 150 measures, following last year’s elections, to restrict voting access that civil rights groups say would disproportionately affect Black and Hispanic voters.

A broad Supreme Court ruling would make it harder to fight those efforts in court. Arguments are set for Tuesday via telephone, because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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