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On August 6, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the landmark Voting Rights Act, a centerpiece of the civil rights movement. But 48 years later, the act’s supporters and detractors are engaged in a heated debate after a Supreme Court decision gutted the law.
Lyle Denniston looks at the increasing attention given to “stand your ground laws” in the wake of the George Zimmerman trial.
Abigail Perkiss from Kean University looks the importance of the 13th amendment as launching perhaps the greatest legal, economic and social revolution the United States has ever seen
In a commentary, David H. Gans from the Constitutional Accountability Center says the Supreme Court’s marriage equality rulings are cause for celebration for all Americans across the political spectrum.