Thursday, August 25, 2011
Arizona Files Suit Challenging the Voting Rights Act
The State of Arizona has filed a lawsuit challenging the Voting Rights Act. The State argues that the Act is unconstitutional and that the State bears a significant burden in complying with the Act. Luis and I are finishing an article on the Voting Rights Act. In our view, the likelihood that the Court will strike down the Act is significant. A few years ago, Texas challenged the Act, the Court ducked the question but signaled very strongly its view that the Act is on shaky constitutional grounds. The only real question is whether the Court dare strike down one of the most iconic statutes ever passed by Congress.