For the first time in three decades, the Supreme Court will allow a law possibly restricting voting rights to stand, at least temporarily, despite a lower federal court’s ruling to the contrary.
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Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the issues involved with Texas being allowed to put into effect an election law that a federal judge has ruled to be unconstitutional.
Voter ID opponents are rejoicing and supporters are considering their legal options after two court rulings have blocked new laws from going into effect in Wisconsin and Texas.
Rick Hasen from the University of California-Irvine and John Eastman from Chapman University break down the biggest issues about voting rights and the Constitution, as the Supreme Court considers one case and more cases are in front of federal judges.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, explains how an Arizona case accepted by the Supreme Court on Thursday could be of deep significance to the future of redistricting across the nation.