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Challenge to the Preclearance Provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-06-14

Duration: 00:07:28

Subjects: Civil Rights | United States. Supreme Court | United States. Department of Justice | United States. Voting Rights Act of 1965 | Election law

Contributors:

  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Editor
  • Diamond, Ray Interviewee

Description

This segment from the June 14, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford's report on the United States Supreme Court’s upcoming decision on the preclearance provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which requires the United States Department of Justice to approve any changes made to the election or voting laws in Louisiana and eight other Southern states. Sanford talks to LSU Law Professor Ray Diamond about the factors involved in the case challenging the provision. Hosts: Shauna Sanford and Charlie Whinham