Court strikes down section 4 of Voting Rights Act

Dylan Matthews at the Washington Post has a relatively calm explainer on yesterday’s Court decision striking down one section of the VRA. While implicitly siding with the liberals, he takes some of the steam out of hyperbolic reactions portraying the latest decision as some horrid onslaught against the VRA, as opposed to an incremental evolution in its application. Other views: Ilya Shapiro, Cato, more, and background here and here; Trevor Burrus; Cato merits brief, PDF. More: Jonathan Adler on the Court’s rationale.

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