Nicholas Stephanopoulos Analyzes Ruling in Shelby County v. Holder (#UChiLawSCt)

Key Provision of Voting Rights Act Struck Down
Chicago Tonight
June 25, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which is considered a landmark in civil rights legislation. The 5-4 ruling declared that the formula for preclearance is unconstitutional and unnecessary. Nicholas Stephanopoulos, Assistant Professor of Law at The University of Chicago, is an expert on redistricting and voting rights, who has written widely on election and constitutional law, gerrymandering, and the Voting Rights Act. He joins us on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm to break down the court decision. Read the full opinion: Shelby County v. Holder.