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Congresswoman Representing Tri-Counties Upset With Supreme Court Ruling On Voting Rights Act

Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 1:57pm

A Congresswoman who represents the Tri-Counties says she’s upset with the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling today on the Voting Rights Act.

The high court struck down a key provision of the act, saying it was unconstitutional, and questioned the need for parts of the law in this modern age.

Democratic Congresswoman Lois Capps of Santa Barbara says the ruling threatens essential rights, and opens the door to discrimination in voting.  Capps says Congress should move quickly to pass legislation to fill the gap.  She says provisions in the law intended to prevent states from adopting procedures which could be discriminatory is essential.

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