Nicholas Stephanopoulos Discusses Voting Rights Act on WBEZ's 'Morning Shift'

History of voting rights
WBEZ
The Morning Shift
February 28, 2013

Tomorrow morning the Supreme Court of the United States will consider whether Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act (certain jurisdictions with a history of racial discrimination must have any changes to their voting laws cleared by the DOJ is still valid/necessary. We’ll do a quick dive into the law and the specific section, which could not only touch on race and voter suppression issues, but the political hot-button surrounding state redistricting and gerrymandering.  Plus, history blogger John Schmidt talks about the history of voter suppression in Chicago via what he calls “voter expansion”.