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20 Noteworthy Twitter Responses to Shelby County v Holder

By    |   Monday, 28 Dec 2015 09:20 PM

Thanks to social media, the world is more connected today than ever before. News and reactions to news about voting rights that used to be available only by way of radio or television is now available at the press of a button on your phone.

This is true not only of the latest gossip, but also of major news stories.

In 2013, social media sites were buzzing after the Supreme Court’s landmark 5-4 decision in the Shelby County v. Holder case. The controversial decision decided the fate of two Sections of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Both sections demanded that states with a history of voter discrimination (Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia) seek federal pre-clearance before altering their voting laws.

The county of Shelby, Alabama, “filed suit in district court and sought both a declaratory judgment that Section 5 and Section 4(b) are unconstitutional and a permanent injunction against their enforcement.”

After the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the states and declared the sections unconstitutional, lawmakers in the country voiced their opinions. Many released official statements.

President Barack Obama stated that, “I am deeply disappointed with the Supreme Court’s decision today.”

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In 2013, social media was buzzing after the Supreme Court’s landmark 5-4 decision in the Shelby County v. Holder case. The controversial decision decided the fate of two Sections of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
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